The Ecology Centre's Tool Shed have recently finished filling an amazing six carpentry boxes that contain over 250 recycled and refurbished tools, along with ten manual Singer sewing machines and treadle bases.
The Tool Shed run tool refurbishing workshops throughout the week supported by a cracking group of volunteers who refurbish old tools that are no longer needed and donated to the Centre, but they also refurbish sewing machines too.
As well as supporting other local charity and community groups with refurbished tools the Tool Shed work with Global Concerns Trust. They are a Scottish based charity that aims to reduce poverty and empower vulnerable people with disabilities, equipping them with the skills and tools needed to be self-sufficient and earn a living. The refurbished tools and sewing machines are being shipped to Malawi and will be used by Global Concern’s partners to provide vocational training in carpentry, tailoring and cane furniture.
Thanks to all our Tool Shed volunteers for continuing to support this worthwhile project.
If you are having a shed or garage clear out and come across any old tools or old sewing machines that you no longer use then please consider donating them. We are always on the looking for donations!
In the picture - Tool Shed volunteers involved in pulling the carpentry kits together, from L to R:- Bob Smith, Fred Varney, Jim Stevenson, Pat Convery, Ken Littlemore and Bill Ashcroft