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Ipswich Refurbishment Centre and Head Office

Centre Manager: Trevor Maynard

Phone: 01473 210 220


Address: 2 Bailey Close, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, IP2 0UD

Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 9.00 am to 4.00 pm

How to donate tools
We welcome tool drop-offs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday to Friday. To make unloading easier, please box your tools wherever possible. If you are planning to drop off more than just a couple of boxes of tools or machines, we kindly ask that you make an appointment by calling us at 01473 210220 during the aforementioned hours. This will help us prevent overcrowding and ensure there are no clashes with van deliveries. Thank you for your cooperation.

What we do

TWAM's main office is located in Ipswich. Tools collected and refurbished by TWAM and independent centres are sent to our Ipswich and Rugby Refurbishment Centres, as well as the ones collected by our fleet of vans. Once in Ipswich, the tools are sorted and packed into trade tool kits that are ready to be shipped overseas. We also receive tool donations directly from the public.

At our Ipswich centre, we refurbish a diverse range of tools, including electrician's, builder's, carpenter's, and garage workshop kits, sewing and knitting machines, as well as computers.

Our international operations are managed from Ipswich, along with a team of volunteer Country Coordinators across the UK who support applicants in supported countries. We pack and send containers from Ipswich via UK ports to Africa.

Volunteer with us
We are always looking for volunteers to join us at the refurbishment centre to help with a wide variety of tasks. Please visit our dedicated volunteer website for details:

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