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Donate Your Old Tools by 31st July to Support Young People in Poverty

1st Jul 2019

Boiler Guide Team
By: Boiler Guide Team
Updated: 21st July 2021

RGB Building Supplies has joined with a Devon charity, Amigos, in a campaign to encourage people to donate used or old tools to help young people in Africa to learn the vocational skills they need to lift themselves – and their families – out of poverty.

The Amigos charity has been established in Uganda for almost 20 years and has been providing vocational training for the last 9 years. Used tools which are donated before the 31st July will be repaired and sent to Africa to support apprenticeships and employment opportunities. These projects help up to 50 young people who have been affected by war, HIV and abject poverty and include building and tailoring, conservation farming and carpentry over a 12-month period.

If you have used or old tools which you no longer need, you can take them into one of RGB's 20 branches in Somerset, Cornwall and Devon. They will then be collected and shipped to Africa by Amigos.

Amigos volunteer and project leader, Roger Bartlett, commented: "At Amigos we firmly believe that Ugandans are the solution to their problem of poverty. By equipping young people in vocational skills at Kira Farm, we have seen time and again how they are able to transform the lives of not just themselves, but their families and the wider community too. We are absolutely delighted that RGB has agreed to partner with us in helping to provide much needed tools that will give our trainees and others the very best chance of succeeding."

Kevin Fenlon, CEO at RGB, added: "Many of us have tools that we don't use and it's these that will help change the lives of the young people supported by Amigos, so we're encouraging our customers and the communities local to our branches to bring them to our donation points. In advance, we'd like to thank everyone who supports the appeal."

For more information on the Amigos charity appeal and to find your nearest RGB branch.

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