WORKAID is very proud to be the recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service and we would like to say a huge "thank you" to all our volunteers and supporters.
Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant for Buckinghamshire presenting Rob Levine, our Chairman, with the Queen's Award, during our 30th Anniversary Celebrations
Click this picture to see more photographs of the event.
What WORKAID does
WORKAID tackles poverty by providing disadvantaged people with the tools they need to learn a skilled trade and earn a living.
Unwanted tools and equipment are collected
from all over the UK and refurbished by a team of dedicated
volunteers at the
The refurbished tools are then sent to vocational training projects where they help vulnerable and disadvantaged people to learn trade skills and start their own businesses.
Any items which are not suitable for sending overseas can be sold in
We accept donations including all trade tools (carpentry, plumbing, electrical, building, blacksmithing, welding, lathes, motor mechanic tools, manual and electric sewing machines, knitting machines, leather working, upholstering, haberdashery, wools and yarns, sturdy adult bicycles, horticultural tools, typewriters and many other items.
You can support
(1) Donating your unwanted tools.
(2) Giving your time as a volunteer.
(3) Making a donation
With the tools and equipment donated by
Any items which are not suitable for sending overseas can be sold in the
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Frank Cunningham who died on April 27th at the age of 91.
Frank joined WORKAID in May 1989 and was one of the first volunteers for the Charity. For over 30 years Frank worked on a variety of tasks and in his later years Frank helped out 3 or 4 times a week in office.
At the recent celebration to mark the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service, Frank received the Award Certificate from Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant.
The Patrons, Trustees and all at WORKAID send their condolences to Frank’s family and friends.
WORKAID Chairman Rob Levine said “Frank was an inspiration and an example of volunteering commitment, he will be sadly missed”.
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The above pictures show examples of how Workaid collects, refurbishes and ships work tools to projects that teach people to use them.
Thereafter, the newly qualified tradespeople earn their living using tools donated by Workaid.