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New life for old tools at centre

The Tools for Self Reliance group at Arbroath Recycling Centre. Pictured are, from left - Ian Esplin, Craig Anderson, Councillor Donald Morrison, Brian Anderson and Shani Cargill.

The Tools for Self Reliance group at Arbroath Recycling Centre. Pictured are, from left - Ian Esplin, Craig Anderson, Councillor Donald Morrison, Brian Anderson and Shani Cargill.

Angus Council is doing its bit to help relieve poverty in Africa by giving an Arbroath group the ‘tools’ they need for the cause.

The Tools for Self Reliance group based in the town have a small number of staff and volunteers who help collect unwanted hand tools and refurbish them to a high standard.

The tools are then put into kits and sent to trainees in Africa.

Angus Council is supporting the charity by asking residents to donate their tools.

Residents who wish to donate can drop off tools in the Starter Pack Cabin at the recycling centre in Arbroath.

The council’s convener of communities, Councillor Donald Morrison, said: “I’m pleased that the council can help Tools for Self Reliance with their drive for tools.

“The group are doing a great job restoring tools that would otherwise be thrown away.

“The council is committed to trying to reduce the amount of material that is going to landfill and supporting this charity is one of the ways in which we can do this, whilst also helping a worthwhile cause.”

 

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