Tendring Tool Refurbishment

Tendring Tool Refurbishment Centre will be closed until further notice and is not able to collect or receive tools.  If you wish to donate tools please check the postcode checker for your nearest collector.  They will take your details and get in touch again when Government restrictions are lifted. Thank you.


Contact:  Peter Simpson
Phone: 07470 912382
Email:  tendring@twam.uk

How to donate tools

Tools cannot be dropped off at the site but will be picked up by local collectors.

What we do

Tendring Tool Refurb is an independent workshop that supplies tools to TWAM, operating from a portacabin and barn on a farm in the Beaumont area.  The portacabin has been renovated for refurbishment of tools.  Tools are collected in the local area and when possible  refurbished on site and then collected by TWAM for distribution at the main Ipswich centre.  

Volunteer with us

The Tools Team currently meets most Friday’s  between 9.30am and 1.00pm. Our aim is to bring men together and enjoy friendship and fellowship together.  To encourage this we  support TWAM in their tool ministry in Africa. If you would like to join our team please contact Peter for more information. The unit is situated at Beaumont just two miles outside Thorpe Le Soken.  

The Haberdashery Team , within Tendring Tool Refurb meet once a week to bring packs together but a great deal of work goes on in the home of each volunteer during the week, including the sorting of materials and production of tapestry, bags, aprons and tea towels using the groups extensive skills including embroidery and cross stitch.  Up to 70 bags a week are produced.  Assembled packs are sent to Ipswich for placement into harberdashery kits that accompany each sewing and knitting machine sent out.  

Many craft items produced are sold locally to raise funds for TWAM which are then used to purchase items for the haberdashery kits like scissors, tape measures and needles that are not often donated but are critical to Haberdashery packs. Tapestry canvas is also required.  f you would like to purchase items they are available in the Miniature House and Shops Museum, Kirby Le Soken, Essex.  

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:







Empowering people with the tools that create livelihoods and transform lives

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