Helping others to help themselves.

For the month of October St Mark’s Church on behalf of Workaid are collecting unwanted tools, equipment, sewing and knitting machines.

Workaid tackle poverty by supplying disadvantaged people with the tools and training they need to acquire employable practical skills and become self-supporting. 

Self-help is a key driver of sustainable development and personal independence.  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 the UK.

Make your unwanted tools someone’s new tools

If you have any unwanted tools and equipment such as carpentry, gardening tools and equipment, sewing and knitting machines and manual typewriters we would love to receive them.

Every year, Workaid helps over 9,000 people break the cycle of poverty and rebuild their lives; assisting projects working with orphans, street children, unemployed teenagers, disabled people, people living with HIV/AIDS, widows and refugees.

Workaid works with carefully monitored projects to make a difference to individuals and families; and help communities to build a brighter future together.

Giving people skills enables them to become self-supporting in employment and small businesses.  They can earn a living, buy food and send their children to school. 

Through this the cycle of poverty is broken.

Further information about Workaid can be found on their website

Please drop off your items any day before dark at St Mark’s Church, inside the main entrance on Alma Road – short term parking is available near the War Memorial. Please contact Ken Packer on 07961 408066 or the Parish Office on 01737 210785 or for further details.