Tools for Self Reliance

Malvern Rotary collects old tools to refurbish and send to International causes

Unfortunately this collection has been cancelled due to Coronovirus, hopefully it will be rescheduled later this year.

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.

Following last year's successfull collection the Rotary Cart will once again be at B & Q Malvern from 9.00am until 4.00pm on Friday 3rd April, for members of the public to make their donations of tools! Another regular collection point is available 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.