Upcoming Events in 2024

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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



Upcoming workshops


Japanese folded patchwork

25th July 2024

All sewn by hand – a basis for bags, quilts, tablemats, etc

Tickets: £15 per person

Booking is essential, please call or email to book:

02380 869697 or




Make a Hexagonal Sewing Box

Three part course:

Part 1: 10th October 2024
Part 2: 17th October 2024
Part 3: 24th October 2024

Tickets: £40 per person – must be paid in full in advance

Booking is essential, please call 02380 869697 or email




Tools on Tour - Come and visit us!

New Forest Folk Festival, Hampshire, 3rd – 7th July 2024

New Forest Show, Hampshire, 30th July – 1st August 2024

The Oak Fair, Dorset, 24th – 25th August 2024

The Romsey Show, Hampshire, 14th September 2024

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

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


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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