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Need tools for your garden or around the house? If so, call Tools For Self Reliance Castle Cary. We have a large stock of second-hand tools that will meet your requirements at low prices while raising vital funds for our charity.

TFSR refurbishes old hand tools and sewing machines and puts them directly into the hands of people in Africa so they can earn themselves a living. We collect our tools from public donations, but not all items we are given (especially gardening tools) are suitable for Africa, so we sell those ones instead for shipping and other vital costs.

Gardening tools we have for sale include: forks, spades, shovels, hoes, rakes, cultivators, shears, loppers, secateurs, axes, leaf blowers.

Other tools for sale include work benches, sack trucks, bow saws and electric drills. We have many other items too, so do call even if what you want isn’t on this list.

To buy tools from TFSR Castle Cary, contact us to arrange individual viewings of our stock. Please call:

Melissa 07815 031778

Simon 07587 180639

Got any old tools to donate?

We continue to collect donations of tools both to send to Africa and raise funds for our work. If you have any unwanted sewing machines (especially Singer hand machines), hand tools or gardening tools, please call Amon Cohen on 01749 813239. And, needless to say, cash donations (including by bank transfer) are always welcome!

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Tools for Sale

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First Monday of the Month
10.30- 12.30

The Bereavement Friendship Group is a drop-in support group for anyone who has experienced the loss of someone close.
The group provides an opportunity to meet and chat to other people in a similar situation, to talk about experiences and feelings in an informal setting, and to make new friends to share social events and outings

This is not a counselling session but health coaches can signpost to counselling services if wished.

Business Phone Number: For further information please contact: Steph (Health Coach at Millbrook Surgery) on 01963 350210
Address: Millbrook Surgery, Millbrook Gardens
Postcode: BA7 7EE
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We operate a number of services providing free, confidential and impartial advice to the residents of South Somerset.
We operate outreaches in several towns across South Somerset to provide easier access to advice on issues such as benefits, debt, employment and general inquiries for the community.
Our Wincanton outreach is located in the Balsam Centre, and is held every Monday (except Bank Holidays.)

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Advice session opening times
Every Monday: 10am – 3pm
Except bank holidays

Business Phone Number: 03444 889623
Address: Balsam Park, Wincanton
Postcode: BA9 9HB
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The Balsam Centre offers services that are simple to access, enjoyable, and with benefits we hope will last you a lifetime!
We run various activities from health walks – long and short, buggy walks, a Men’s Shed, a Women’s Shed, games club, twins group, breastfeeding support group, baby and toddler groups, a café once a week, IT drop-ins and courses, Pilates, Yoga, Tai Chi, Hubbub cafe, Dementia group, youth cafe – groups for anyone from 0 to 99!
We also have other organisations that use space in the building – so the CAT bus is here along with the Health Visitors, and Citizens Advice Bureau come in every Monday.
If you are using a SATNAV to get here, use the BA9 9PA postcode, turn off the High Street for the Memorial Hall. Follow the road around to the right and The Balsam Centre is on the left.

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A community charity and hub for various activities and services.

Business Website Address: The Balsam Centre
Business Phone Number: 0196331842
Address: Balsam Park, Wincanton,
Postcode: BA9 9HB
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A charity shop for a Somerset charity-St Margaret’s Hospice

Donations always welcome.

Business Website Address: St Margaret's Hospice Shop, Castle Cary
Business Phone Number: 01963 351197
Address: Fore Street Castle Cary
Postcode: BA7 7BG
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A charity shop in Castle Cary well worth a visit….and Christmas cards on sale from the end of October!

Business Website Address: Save the Children shop, Castle Cary
Business Phone Number: 01963 351681
Address: Heighes House, Fore Street, Castle Cary
Postcode: BA7 7BG