Events & Challenges

Upcoming Events & Challenges in 2022



Tea for the Jubilee - 2nd - 5th June 2022

What better way to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee than with a lovely cup of tea?

From Monday 30th May to Sunday 5th June, get your family, friends, neighbours, EVERYBODY invited to your garden tea party and fundraise at the same time!

Register to receive your FREE Tea for Tools fundraising pack and turn your celebrations into a Tea for Tools party.

Contact lauren@tfsr.org for more info or telephone 02380 869697

Tea for Tools - 13th August 2022

The annual Tea for Tools event will be back, put August 13th 2022 in your diaries for the main event!

There will be tool and haberdashery items for sale, as well as an array of tea and cakes. Bring the whole family along, as through out the day, we’ll have many activities, from face painting to music, it’ll be a grand afternoon for all!

Time: 1 -4pm


Tools for Self Reliance Workshops,

Ringwood Road,

Netley Marsh,

SO40 7GY

Barn Dance - October (date TBC)

Get your dancing boots on for the Tools for Self Reliance Barn Dance coming in October!

You’ll be able to line dance the night away whilst enjoying dinner, drinks and an auction, all whilst raising funds for a great cause.

More information to come!

Sponsor an Event

Are you looking to build your business or looking for new marketing opportunities? You can sponsor one of the Tools for Self Reliance events, in exchange for your sponsorship, we can promote your logo and business through out our advertising and at the event.

Sponsoring a charity is a great way to showcase your services whilst giving to a great cause. Every event hosted by Tools For Self Reliance is all in aid of raising funds to get tools and training to people in Africa. Please help us achieve this!


If you are interested in sponsoring one of the Tools For Self Reliance events, please contact lauren@tfsr.org for more information, or telephone 02380 869697

Take on a challenge


Run for Tools For Self Reliance! No matter what the distance, whether its a Fun Run or a Marathon, why not to chose to fundraise along the way?

Not sure where to start?

  1. Look at local Runs happening near you,
  2. Apply for a spot,
  3. Get training,
  4. Ask for sponsorship, all in aid of Tools For Self Reliance!


Get cycling in 2022… Why not have a ‘cycle to school‘ week or, even better, a ‘cycle to work‘ month!

Have a look at organised challenges in your area and request to get involved.


Creative Challenges

Sponsored Silence…

Are you known as the chatter-box, or seem to be one of the louder people in the room? Why not set yourself a challenge and have a sponsored silence for the day. You can communicate by other means, but your mouth will have to stay silent, do you think you’re able to keep it zipped for that long? Lets see how many people will pay to see (and not hear) you!


Create your own…

Do you have your own special talent? Can you play games for hours at a time, or can you whistle any tune? You can create your own challenge, a 24 hour gaming session, or create a rent-a-whistle, where people can challenge you to whistle any song, all whilst being sponsored.

The challenge space is wide open for whatever you can do, so lets do it, together!



If you’d like a sponsorship form or more information, please contact lauren@tfsr.org or telephone 02380 869697

Tools on Tour

We’re pleased to be taking Tools for Self Reliance back on the road this year.

Pop along and visit our stands at the following public events and take your pick from our range of quality refurbished tools and haberdashery items.

  • New Forest Folk Festival, Powell’s Farm, Plaitford, 6th – 10th July 2022
  • New Forest & Hampshire County Show, New Park, Brockenhurst, 26th – 28th July 2022
  • Oak Fair, Stock Gaylard, 27th & 28th August 2022
  • Romsey Show, Broadlands Estate, Romsey, 10th September 2022

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