Charity needs banana boxes!

Calling all greengrocers, local stores and supermarkets!! Suffolk-based charity Tools with a Mission (TWAM) is in desperate need of banana boxes!

TWAM, headquartered on the Hadleigh Road, Industrial Estate in Ipswich refurbishes tools and equipment no longer required in the UK and sends trade kits overseas, and one of the ideal ways to pack kits is in banana boxes.

“The boxes are strong, the right size and stackable,” said Trevor Maynard, Refurbishment Centre Manager. “It helps us to use every inch of space in the containers that leave here full of tools for a wide range of trades. It is also environmentally friendly as the boxes get used again rather than being pulped.

“So, rather than the boxes being destroyed, I am appealing to shopkeepers and supermarket managers to contact TWAM so that we can use your banana boxes to send life-changing tools to Africa.”

TWAM began more than 30 years ago and by refurbishing tools and equipment a team of dedicated volunteers and supporters help transform thousands of lives every year. The charity supplies trade kits for builders, electricians, carpenters, plumbers and motor mechanics among others. It also provides tools to set up training workshops that enable people in Africa to learn trades and earn a living to support themselves and their families.

You can contact TWAM on 01473 210220 or email [email protected] or for further information about the charity and what it does, visit

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