Buddy, can you spare a dime?

29 April 2014

Do you have any unwanted old or foreign coins lurking in a drawer? If you do then the charity Tools For Self Reliance Cymru would love you to bring them to their stall at this year's Spring Festival! Everything from half-pences, Francs or even the odd Euro would be gratefully received. Why? Because TFSR Cymru have been asked by the Hakizetu Women's Organisation in Tanzania to support them in their work of helping dispossesed young women to start new lives.

TFSR Cymru have already provided the Hakizetu refuge with some sewing machines and other equipment and now hope to provide some more. They will enable the young women there to further support themselves through craft and trade. To help with the equipment and shipping costs, TFSR Cymru are hoping to raise £500 through donations of foreign and out-of-circulation coins and notes, which can be sold on to coin dealers.

You can find TFSR Cymru and their big collecting pot on their stand in the Green Horizons marquee (look for all the garden tools!). More can be found out about both them and the Hakizetu refuge at: www.tfsrcymru.org.uk