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Recycle your old tools to help schools

PUBLISHED: 13:00 12 May 2010 | UPDATED: 16:25 01 July 2010

The garden centre is running a Rake Out Your Old Tools campaign

The garden centre is running a Rake Out Your Old Tools campaign

Tara Greaves

A chance to get rid of old tools cluttering up the shed or garage and help school and community gardens bloom is on offer until the end of the month at Notcutts in Norwich.

A chance to get rid of old tools cluttering up the shed or garage and help school and community gardens bloom is on offer until the end of the month at Notcutts in Norwich.

The garden centre is running a Rake Out Your Old Tools campaign in association with the Conservation Foundation to try and solve the gardener's perennial dilemma: what to do with tools that are too broken to use but too good to throw away.

By dropping off old tools to the Daniels Road store, participants will also be rewarded with a 20pc off new garden tools voucher to spend at Notcutts.

Steve Boon, Notcutts Norwich manager, said: “We are very excited to work with the Conservation Foundation and be part of such a great project. The Rake Out Your Old Tools campaign will provide local schools and community gardens with much needed tools and gives all of our customers a great way to get rid of the clutter in their sheds.”

Customers can take their tools to the collection point situated close to the tills in store and they will then be donated to the Conservation Foundation's Tools Shed project.

These tools will then be distributed to four prisons where they will be repaired and given a new lease of life.

Not only does the campaign contribute to prisoners' training and rehabilitation but it also benefits the environment as tools that would otherwise be discarded or left to rust are recycled.

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