Upcoming Events in 2024

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Tool & Haberdashery Sale - Thursday 8th February 2024

Don’t miss the first tool and haberdashery sale of 2024!

Come to our HQ in Netley Marsh on Thursday 8th February between 1pm and 3pm.  You’ll find lots of hand tools, garden tools, haberdashery items, sewing machines, and craft gifts for sale.

Hot drinks and snacks will be available to purchase. The sale will be held inside our workshop to keep you out of the cold!

All funds raised will support opportunities for people in Uganda, Sierra Leone, Zambia, Ghana and Malawi to rebuild their lives when they join our vocational training projects, to learn a trade, and be equipped with donated tools refurbished by our UK volunteers.

Full address:
Tools for Self Reliance,
Ringwood Road,
Netley Marsh,
SO40 7GY

Free entry & parking!

We look forward to seeing you there, no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Please note, due to the weather, the sale will be held inside our workshop, which means the haberdashery section of the sale will be held upstairs, we will try our absolute best to ensure anyone who is unable to access the stairs will be able to view our items, please notify a staff member or volunteer and we will bring items down on request.

There will be no early entries before 1pm.

See you soon!

The BIG Quiz - Friday 22nd March 2024

The BIG Charity Quiz is back

Come along and put your quizzing prowess to the test with our spring fundraiser.  Tickets are just £8 per person, with all funds raised supporting our vocational and business skills projects overseas and our volunteer programme in the UK.  Book your tickets now via Eventbrite or give us a call to pay over the phone.

2024 Craft Workshops

Our Craft 2 Craft volunteers have been helping us raise funds for over 10 years!

In 2024, they will be hosting a series of Craft Workshops, it’s a great way to explore your crafty-side as well as making new friends.

Time: 2-4pm

Location: Tools For Self Reliance HQ, Ringwood Road, SO40 7GY

Ticket: £15 per person

Booking is essential, please call or email to book:

02380 869697 or


Upcoming workshops


An Introduction to Cable Knitting

15th February 2024

Join us for an afternoon of cable knitting. Whether its your first time, or you’d like a refresher course, this is the perfect place to learn.

Crochet Flowers & Granny Squares

21st March 2024

Come create crochet granny squares and flowers this spring with tea, cakes

along with a good natter amongst friends.



18th April 2024

Find new ways to be creative with an afternoon of decoupage. Where you’ll be reconstructing patterned paper into unique shapes.

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!


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 or telephone 02380 869697


Tools on Tour

Weald & Downland Museum, West Sussex,  26th – 27th March

Bodgers Ball, Cambridgeshire, 5th – 7th May

New Forest Folk Festival, Hampshire, 5th – 9th July

New Forest Show, Hampshire, 25th – 27th July

The Oak Fair, Dorset, 26th – 27th August

The Romsey Show, Hampshire, 9th September

Do you know of a show that would like Tools for Self Reliance to get involved? Please get in touch by emailing: 

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 for more information, or telephone 02380 869697

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