Rotary Club helping to recycle old tools during coronavirus lockdown

Published on: Friday, 15th May 2020
Tools with a mission

During lockdown many people will have taken the opportunity to clear out sheds and garages and no doubt come across old tools and garden implements that they no longer want nor need but don’t know how to dispose of.

The Rotary Club of Long Eaton Dawnbreakers has a solution.  For the past two years, members have collected and distributed to Africa over 25 tonnes of unwanted tools from the local area. 

Working with the charity, Tools With A Mission, the tools are restored and made into tool kits before being sent to Africa where they will find a new lease of life.  The tool kits allow people to learn new skills, earn an independent income and provide for their families.

Dawnbreakers’ President Nick Jackson said: ”The response over the past two years has been fantastic and the people who have donated the tools are genuinely delighted they are going to be put to great use rather than sent to landfill.”

So if you have tools or garden equipment (non- electrical) which you no longer need, Dawnbreakers will be delighted to arrange a collection.  Members are very conscious of the current difficulties and social distancing and other protective measures will be key in arranging collections.  Alternatively, if you would rather wait until later in the year, then contact them to advise that you have tools available to arrange to collect them at a future date, convenient to you.

If you want to donate tools please contact Nick Jackson on 07767 377774 or email 1302nick @

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