TWAM (Tools with a Mission) is a UK charity based in Ipswich with centres across the country.
They have a mission to empower people in Africa, living in extreme poverty, to create their own livelihoods. They do this by sending trade kits full of tools that are used in skills training centres, offering the trainees a way to put poverty in the past for good and begin their own sustainable careers.
They send around 18 containers to rural African communities every year, full of tools that have been collected from across the UK, and refurbished in their refurbishment centres.
Ray Pates had the vision to start a TWAM collection point based in East Leake at St Mary’s Church where they attend. After a lot of hard work and planning they have it up and running. We collect all tools the first Saturday in each month from 9am-11am. After just two months we’ve had an amazing response and a whole variety of tools have been donated including 12 sewing machines! We have arranged for these to be collected by a TWAM centre where they will be cleaned, checked and then shipped to Africa.
This is a wonderful chance to get those unused tools out of the shed and put to good use.
We Accept: Agricultural and gardening tools, builders tools, carpenters tools, electricians tools, mechanics tools, plumbers tools, power tools, sewing and knitting machines, haberdashery, and fully working computers. If in doubt call or email us.
Collection point: The Rectory, 3 Bateman Road, East Leake. LE12 6LN
We’re open on 1st Saturday of every month from 9am-11am.
For more information, or if you have any questions please contact us on 01509 856566 or via email atstmar[email protected]. You can also visit the website at: twam.uk