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Rugby Refurbishment Centre

Centre Manager: Albert Lobodzin

Phone: 01473 210220*


*Please ring our head office in Ipswich who will try and help you themselves, or if not, will transfer you to the Rugby Centre. 

Address: 6 Paynes Lane, Rugby, CV21 2UH

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.

Alternatively please check who your nearest collector is here

What we do

The Rugby Refurbishment Centre was opened in 2022 as part of TWAM's ambitious 5-year strategic plan to double in size. The centre will be able to send the same number of containers as our Ipswich headquarters - that's 16 containers full of tools every year.

To achieve this ambitious plan, we need more volunteers! Find out more about volunteering at our Rugby centre below:

The Rugby centre covers the northern half of the UK and undertakes a large number of van journeys every year, spanning from Carlisle to Weston Super Mare. Our dedicated volunteer drivers in Rugby put in many miles for TWAM, collecting from our collectors across the region.

We have a team of around 20 volunteers in Rugby who help with various tasks, including refurbishment, sorting, and packing. Two of our volunteers specialise in haberdashery to make sewing kits and sort materials to go with the sewing machines.

Volunteer with us

We are 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:

Rugby opened in August 2022 and is our newest and largest Refurbishment Centre. If you would like to read the 'journey of the building', a talk given by Mike Griffin, our CEO at the Dedication and Commissioning service on 4th September 2022 you can download it here.

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