Ipswich Refurbishment Centre and Head Office
Centre Manager: Trevor Maynard
Phone: 01473 210 220
Address: 2 Bailey Close, Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate, IP2 0UD
Monday to Friday - 9.00 am to 4.00 pm
How to donate tools
We accept tools between 9.00 am and 4.00 pm Monday to Friday. Wherever possible, please box them up for ease of unloading. During these challenging Covid times, we ask everyone to ring and make an appointment to drop off their tools to ensure we avoid overcrowding. Please ring 01473 210220 during the above hours to arrange a drop-off. Thank you.
What we do
Ipswich is the head office for TWAM. Tools collected and refurbished by all TWAM and independent centres work their way to Ipswich, along with all tools collected by our fleet of vans. In Ipswich, they are packed into trade tool kits ready for sending overseas. Ipswich also receives tool donations direct from the public.
Ipswich undertakes refurbishment of a wide range of tools, including electrician's, builder's, carpenter's and garage workshop kits, sewing and knitting machines, and computers.
International operations are coordinated from Ipswich, along with a team of volunteer Country Coordinators working across the UK to support applicants in supported countries. Containers are packed and sent 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: timefortwam.uk