More than 1,000 tools col­lected for char­ity ap­peal

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Neighbourhood News -

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

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