It is with deep regret that we announce the news that John Fox, General Manager of WORKAID, died on Monday, 10th October after a prolonged, dignified and courageous battle with cancer.
He was in many ways the glue that has bound us together. Under his leadership WORKAID has gone from strength to strength.
John joined us in 2010 as a volunteer, he was Operations Manager from 2012 and General Manager from 2013.
We will miss him hugely as, of course, will his four sons, his sister and all the family he leaves behind.
The funeral was held on Tuesday, 25th October in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 23 High Street, Great Missenden, HP16 9AA.
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.
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
Give a gift to change a life.
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Click HERE to view pictures of the 30th Anniversary Event.
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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.