Donate your unwanted tools

CLEVEDON residents can donate their unwanted tools to a good cause as part of an unusual harvest festival.

Instead of asking for the usual donations of food, St Andrew’s Church is asking for people to donate tools which will then be passed on to the charity Tools with a Mission.

The equipment will then be refurbished before being sent to developing countries where people are taught how to use them effectively.

As well as tools for carpentry, engineering, building, gardening and car maintenance, items such as hand sewing machines, knitting machines, mountain bikes and even laptops will be accepted.

Reverend Terry Baillie said: “This is a wonderful way for the community to come together to help people in developing countries and we are hopeful for a lot of support.”

Items for donation can be taken to the harvest service at the Old Church Road church at 9.30am on Sunday. Church members will also hold a stall at the Marine Lake Festival on Saturday selling cakes, when they will also accept donations.

Anyone unable to make these events can also arrange a donation by calling the church office on 01275 872982 or Eric Holdsworth on 874709.