Tools for Self Reliance

Malvern Rotary collects old tools to be refurbished and sent to support International projects and good causes in Africa

Unfortunately this years collection has been cancelled due to Coronovirus but we will schedule more collections in 2021.

The Rotary Club of Malvern needs old/unwanted hand and power tools in support of the charity “Tools For Self Reliance” which has been training, equipping and supporting people in Uganda, Ghana,Sierra Leone,Malawi and Zambia since 1979.

Unfortunately collections have had to be cancelled this year due to Coronavirus but we will continue to schedule further collections at B&Q in 2021.  An alternative collection point is also available throughout the year at Bradfords in Pickersleigh Road.

Rotarian Jeremy Prideaux-Jackson commented “ we are extremely grateful to B and Q , Bradfords and the general public for their continued support of this most worthwhile project which gives practical help to practical people in Africa”.

Many of the tools are refurbished and sold locally by a jolly band of volunteers co-ordinated by experienced Tools for Self Reliance volunteer Martin Blamire. 

The local group under Martins leadership, have raised over £2,000 in the past year, for the TFSR charity making up numerous boxes of refurbished tools which have been sent to trained craftsmen and women in Africa.Tool kits are currently being prepared for Malawi.

Further information available from Rotarian Jeremy Prideaux-Jackson on 07930251394 OR Martin Blamire on 01684 540491.