Rugby Refurbishment Centre

The 1 Million Tool Challenge

Volunteer Open Day

Come and see our Refurbishment Centre in Rugby. Find out how you can join our team and help us to send more donated refurbished tools to vulnerable people in rural African communities.

Tour the centre

Our CEO, Mike Griffin, recently filmed a video tour of the new centre. The work is progressing very quickly, and we will soon be able to fully move into the centre. Have a look at the video to see our vision!

Volunteer Open Day

This new centre will double the number of livelihood-creating tools that we're able to send to vulnerable people in Africa.

In order to reach our target of sending 16 containers full of tools from the centre every year, we need many more volunteers to join our team!

Volunteers help us every step of the way: receiving incoming tool deliveries from our van teams, sorting tools, refurbishing them, packing tool kits, loading containers, and helping out in the office.

There's something for everyone, whether you're interested in haberdashery, sewing machines, carpentry or mechanics tools, and more!

Event information

Location: 6 Paynes Lane, Rugby, Warwickshire,

CV21 2UH

Date and time: Saturday 3rd September, 11am-3pm

If you'd like to come and join us, click the button below to register!

Celebration and
Commissioning Service

The equipping of our new building is well underway, and we are hosting an event to thank God for His provision and to dedicate our building, our staff, and our volunteers to God's service.

The service will take place on Sunday 4th September from 3pm to 4pm, in both our Ipswich and Rugby centres simultaneously.

We warmly invite you to take part in this special event which will include:

  • Welcome and opening prayer - some words from Mike Griffin, our Chief Executive

  • Worship songs - Good, Good, Father / The Goodness of God / Great is Thy Faithfulness

  • The journey of our building - a talk from Mike

  • Prayers of praise - talks from Archdeacon of Ipswich Rhiannon King, the new Refurbishment Centre Manager and Apprentice, and Tony, one of our Ipswich volunteers

  • Acknowledging the goodness of God - a talk from Simon Danks, Chairperson of the Board of Trustees

  • Bible reading and talk - from Andrew Scotland of the New Life Church in Rugby

  • Blessing - from Reverend Alan Hulme from the Parish of St Matthew and St Oswald

  • Building tours and refreshments!


If you would like to attend, please contact us by phone on 01473 210220 or by email at post@twam.uk - make sure to let us know which location you will be attending and how many people will be with you.



We've got our new refurbishment centre, and now, we just need to equip it.

With so much economic doom and gloom, we all need to know that the support we give to charity is going to have a long-lasting and life-transforming impact. We need to know that every penny we give will count

We know times are very tough for all of us, but TWAM is determined to move forward with its ambitious plans to double in size so that we can double the number of tools we send to Africa. The need is so great and we are determined to do all we can to meet it.

Your support will help us to:

  • send an extra 16 containers, filled with 14,000 tool kits or 400,000 individual tools to Africa

  • save over 200 tonnes of tools from potentially going to landfills in the UK

  • transforms many thousands of lives with livelihood-creating tools

  • offer more volunteering opportunities to vulnerable or disadvantaged people in the UK

One tool kit is all that is needed to transform a life, giving someone a sustainable way to earn their own income every single day and maintain their independence.

Have a look

Here are some pictures of plans that we have for the centre, as well as how it currently looks. We aim to get it up and running over the course of a year.

Artist's impression
Artist's impression
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Ground floor plan
Ground floor plan
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Mezzanine plan
Mezzanine plan
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Front of building
Front of building
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Warehouse right section
Warehouse right section
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Warehouse left section
Warehouse left section
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How to help


This new building will cost us £150,000 to fully equip, so we will need all the support that we can get.


There are many events and activities that you could arrange to raise money for TWAM, such as coffee mornings, quiz nights, sponsored walks, cake stalls, and more!

If you'd like to raise money for us, we have some material for you to use. You can either fill in the form on the right to receive professionally printed publicity or click the links below to download and print your own:


You can also run a Facebook Fundraiser to raise money for us.

We would really appreciate any help and support that you can give. It will go so far in equipping this new centre and helping us to send even more livelihood-creating tools to vulnerable people in Africa!


Thanks, we'll send you your publicity!


Make a donation

We would appreciate any amount that you are able to donate to us, but here are some items that we will need for the new centre which may help to guide your donation:

Help us to achieve our goal

of sending 1 million tools every year