Tuesday 24th May, 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Herb Garden Café

Free admittance includes hot drink and cake served at 7pm.
All are welcome!

We invite you to a talk by TFSR Cymru Director and Trustee Ian Jones to hear about their work and how you can get involved.

TFSR Cymru collect unwanted hand tools and sewing machines from all over Wales. Volunteers refurbish them and send them to community groups in several African countries. They also sell Fair Trade tools made by Blacksmiths and Leather workers in Tanzania.

Over the past 30 years they have sent almost half a million tools to Africa.

They recycle tools of every description and nothing is wasted!  Broken tools are repaired; blunt tools are sharpened; broken handles are burned in their wood burning stove in the winter to keep the volunteers warm, and unwanted metal sold as scrap.  They have won awards from Powys Zero Waste and have a very low carbon footprint.

You can download a poster and a leaflet to help promote the event.

About TFSR Cymru

The volunteers who work with TFSR Cymru include vulnerable adults with learning difficulties, individuals serving community service orders, the unemployed, retirees and men and women who wish to help improve the lives of African families.

Supervising and training volunteers is a considerable cost to the organisation. They employ three part time staff who manage the volunteers, help pack the tools and sewing machines and sell tools not required in Africa to the public.

Funds are mainly raised by selling refurbished items not appropriate to send to Africa. They also sell on a Fair Trade basis tools and items made in Tanzania by Blacksmiths and Leather workers they have helped over the years.

About the speaker

Ian Jones is a Trustee/Director of TFSR Cymru. He is a former Powys Primary School Headteacher and LEA Adviser. Ian has volunteered for TFSR Cymru for over 28 years. He has been a Trustee for over 10 years and held a number of positions within the organisation. He has visited Tanzania on two occasions as a representative of the charity. 

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