The Foundation’s Jack Narbed and Tracey Copley welcomed 13 schools and community groups to our March tool giveaway hosted by Paradise Coop in Wandsworth.  Over 350 tools which had been restored in the Tools Shed workshop at Wandsworth Prison were given away.

Janine and Colette Nesmyth were delighted with the tools they picked up for All Saints Catholic College, North Kensington, where Janine, left,  teaches. “We have started a gardening club for all the pupils,” she said. “These tools will help the students learn teamwork, patience and environmental awareness. The garden will be used in lessons across the curriculum.”

“We’ve enjoyed a long and successful relationship with HMP Wandsworth,” said Jack. “It was our first Tools Shed prison and since setting up the workshop there nearly 15 years ago, thousands of refurbished tools have been donated to schools and groups around Greater London. The quality of the refurbished tools has been consistently high and is the proof that, as a society, we can drastically reduce our waste without compromising on quality.”