Upcoming Events in 2023
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Don’t miss the bargains at our final tool and haberdashery sale of the year!
Come to our HQ in Netley Marsh, 1-3pm, where 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.
Tools for Self Reliance,
Free entry & parking!
We look forward to seeing you there, no need to book, just turn up on the day between 1-3pm.
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!
Tis the season for Wreath Making!
This December, you have the chance to create your own Christmas Wreath, whilst helping a fantastic cause. Spend the evening with friends, learning a new skill and leaving with a beautiful homemade wreath.
All equipment and supplies are included, as well as hot drinks and mince pies to enhance the festivities!
Throughout the evening, you will be guided by Richard, an expert in gardening and foliage, from Larkmeadow Gardening. No prior experience is necessary, as Richard will take you step-by-step from start to finish. Richard has been kind enough to volunteer his time, so all funds raised will go towards charity Tools for Self Reliance.
Thursday 7th December
19:00 – 21:30
Tools for Self Reliance HQ, Ringwood Road, Netley Marsh, SO40 7GY
£40pp which includes all equipment, materials and refreshments
To purchase your tickets, you can buy them online via Eventbrite on the link below:
We hope to see you soon!
Keep your eyes peeled for more information which will be coming soon.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
22nd 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.
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?
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.
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 email@example.com or telephone 02380 869697
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com for more information, or telephone 02380 869697