Churches help gather tools for reuse

Workaid tackles poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools they need to acquire practical skills and become self supporting. Tools and equipment are collected from all over the UK, refurbished and sent to vocational training projects and self-help groups, mostly in East Africa and in the UK. Those they cannot be shipped are sold locally and the proceeds used to offset shipping costs.

Some churches act as collecting points for tools to make Workaid’s collection easier. One such place is Diss Methodist Church, where local members provide storage for sewing machines, cycles, garden tools and similar.

The photos show Workaid volunteers collecting tools in Diss, Norfolk.

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Tools from the congregation loaded into the Workaid van

Willing volunteers load the van

ready to return with a full load, ready for refurbishment and renewed use