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TBS Supports Charity Project in Africa: Your Old Tools Could Really Help!

January 5, 2016

Building a goat enclosure at Waterloo, Sierra Leone

Here at TBS we believe in helping the disadvantaged where we can. Each year, our company likes to support a project in a developing country. We supply materials and know-how, and sometimes manpower too. Some of our customers have even been to the project and helped.

Working with registered charity JF Life Trust (charity no. 1107952), our 2014 project was in Sierra Leone. Two of our customers went and used their expertise to make furniture and play equipment for a school, and to construct a building for an animal husbandry initiative.

In 2015 it was Kenya’s turn. We have already helped to build a skills centre in a rural town called Kimilili, where local people can be trained in skills including wood and metalwork. The focus on this return visit was on the metalwork side, chiefly welding.


Making tables for a skills centre in Kimilili, Kenya

We’re still working out our 2016 project to support, but it may turn out to be in Rwanda. And we would like to invite YOU to be part of it.

Do you have any surplus hand tools, old power tools and accessories, or welding kit ┬áthat you would be willing to donate? Or do you know where we could track some down? It doesn’t even have to be working properly – in our experience, the African project leaders usually find a way of making it work!

If you are able to help us with this, please let us know, either by calling by or giving us a ring on 01327 877378. We can happily store tools and equipment until it needs to be shipped. We would be very grateful – and so would the end-users in Africa!

For further information, you can email Trevor at

Some of the tools donated in 2015

Some of the tools donated in 2015

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