We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Tools for Self Reliance has been chosen as the official “Charity Partner” to Draper Tools,

who recently decided to formalise their long standing support of a range of good causes into an official partnership.  


As well as making a cash donation of £15,000, Draper Tools will be supporting Tools for Self Reliance throughout the year through donating tools, fundraising, and staff volunteering.

Six people are stood next to each other in a line inside the Tools for Self Reliance workshop wearing masks and holding up hand tools donated from Draper Tools

Stuart Baily: TFSR, Raissa Verpalen: Draper Tools , Fran Weeks: Draper Tools, Amy Jarvis: Draper Tools, Sarah Ingleby: TFSR, Kevin Fletcher: TFSR volunteer and Draper Tools staff member.


Raissa Verpalen, Community Manager at Draper Tools, along with some colleagues, visited our workshop recently to present the cheque, and commented: “We are so proud to support Tools for Self Reliance and the incredible work they do. As a business, we’re passionate about both tools and empowering people to work with them for a better future. It’s been an honour to get to know staff and volunteers at the charity and be part of their efforts to relieve poverty and create  sustainable changes in Africa.”



Boxes of tool supplies kindly donated from Draper Tools stacked up on a pallet truck

Draper Tools kindly donated tools and items that help us in the workshop to refurbish tools that we send to trainees when they graduate from their vocational training on our projects



We are absolutely overwhelmed by the generous support of Draper Tools, and thrilled to be their charity partner. We are looking forward to working with them, and sharing how their support is making a difference to our training projects.


Chandler’s Ford based Draper Tools is a leading distributor of hand and power tools. First established in 1919 by Bert Draper, the company is still proudly family owned and run today, by the third and fourth generation of the Draper family. At 102 years old, supporting both local and global causes remains a key focus for the business.

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