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Getting rid of old tools.
« on: September 13, 2019, 10:50:37 am »
I have a load of old tools, building and woodworking, that I would like to donate to a good cause. 

Unfortunately local charity shops are not that interested but I understand there are charities who send tools to Africa.

Any recommendations in the York area would be appreciated, I can't seem to find a collection point in a reasonable distance so far.

Sic transit and all that..

fuaran

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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2019, 11:09:15 am »
Maybe a local hackspace?
Or a tool library?
Or a wood recycling project? https://www.communitywoodrecycling.org.uk/stores/

Tim Hall

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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2019, 11:23:18 am »
Workaid have a collection point in the Ilkley area but being a softy southerner I don't know how far that is from you.

https://workaid.org/
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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2019, 11:37:09 am »
Workaid have a collection point in the Ilkley area but being a softy southerner I don't know how far that is from you.

https://workaid.org/

It's not too bad if I need to go to Harrogate, make a nice trip in the Dales, weather like this.
Sic transit and all that..

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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2019, 12:28:02 pm »
Not exactly a charity but a good cause - is there a nearby "Men's Shed" ?   

They make all sorts of stuff that is frequently sold for charity - and it keeps bored, retired men's minds occupied ... and in some instances they assist people teaching them DIY skills.

Rob

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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2019, 12:34:59 pm »
I have a load of old tools, building and woodworking, that I would like to donate to a good cause. 

Unfortunately local charity shops are not that interested but I understand there are charities who send tools to Africa.

Any recommendations in the York area would be appreciated, I can't seem to find a collection point in a reasonable distance so far.

The Friends of Sierra Leone Railway Museum desperately need tools, and the chairperson lives in York (off Boroughbridge Road). We are a registered Charity, (I am its treasurer, but I don't live in York).  Hope this helps (both you, and us!)  if this suits, I'll DM the address and contact details.
Wombat

Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2019, 09:46:26 pm »
Tools for Self reliance build up tool sets for Africans to become self employed with skills that help their communities.
If you contact them they have people who collect the tools for them in many parts of the country.
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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2019, 12:11:06 am »
If you can't find a good place to donate them, some of the shops in Kirkbymoorside do a trade in old tools.

Giraffe

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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2019, 08:35:08 am »
Wickes had some scheme - don't know if it's still running.
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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2019, 11:21:18 pm »
I have a load of old tools, building and woodworking, that I would like to donate to a good cause. 

Unfortunately local charity shops are not that interested but I understand there are charities who send tools to Africa.

Any recommendations in the York area would be appreciated, I can't seem to find a collection point in a reasonable distance so far.

I run woodworking and craft programmes for children and young people, and am often looking for duplicate tools.  I recycle what can’t be used and proceeds go to Tools for Self Reliance.  I live near York. Happy to discuss via dm etc

T42

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Re: Getting rid of old tools.
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2019, 07:52:28 am »
That ^^^ sounds like a good idea.  I have a chum who runs classes like that; it's great to see what the kids turn out, and their pride in doing it.
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