More than 1,000 tools collected for charity appeal
THE Deepings Rotary Club have been “overwhelmed” by the generosity of people after organising a collection of tools to send to developing countries.
More than 1,000 different items of equipment were gathered, as well as 500 ancillary items, such as drill bits.
Among the star items was a 1915 Singer sewing machine in immaculate condition, complete with its original instruction book.
Other objects ranged from a Blacksmith’s anvil to a bicycle repair kit and there are still more to be collected.
The tools are being sent to Tools for Self Reliance, a charity which refurbishes them, packages them up into complete tool kits and sends them off to developing countries.
Once there, they are distributed to artisans living in rural areas to enable them to set up their own business and earn a living, while improving the lives of people in the surrounding areas.
It is not too late to donate and for more information on how to pass on unwanted items to be put to good use, please contact Mike White on 01778 347849 or David Headley on 01778 380051.
Alternatively, go to the Rotary Club of the Deepings website www.rotary-ribi.org For more information on the charity and its campaign, go to www.tfsr.org