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Mackays of Cambridge Ltd and Faithfull Tools have teamed up to create 3 toolkits worth over £500 each, with the aim to distribute to local charities based in and around the city of Cambridge.

Each kit consists of a comprehensive range of Faithfull Tools and even includes an Einhell 18v cordless drill with a rapid 30 minute charger.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to nominate a Charity to receive one of our toolkits. We have compiled the list of nominations and are pleased to now open the public vote.

The closing date for voting is 30/09/2016 at 12pm, after then we will contact the winners and announce them on our website, twitter and facebook .

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Please select the charities (max 3) you wish to vote for from the list below using the coresponding checkbox

Cambridge Cyrenians About

Cambridge Cyrenians provide a range of accommodation, support and specialist services for homeless people. Set up with the aim of offering a real alternative to traditional homeless hostels, they offer small shared houses where residents are encouraged to take responsibility for their own lives.

The toolkit will be used to help develop and maintain thier Allotment Project in North Cambridge.

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Jimmy's Cambridge About

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Jimmy’s is the only emergency accommodation provider in Cambridge. They offer a warm, welcoming environment to 22 men and women (and two dogs) who would otherwise be forced to sleep rough or in inappropriate or inadequate conditions.

The toolkit will be used to help maintain the premises by Voulunteeers and by people that use the centre.

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Phoenix Trust Milton About

Phoenix Milton is a social enterprise and charity based in Milton near Cambridge. It offers supported work experience and employability qualifications to young people and adults with a range of learning difficulties.

The tools will be used at thier site in Milton where they have a concrete factory, carpentry workshops, a kitchen garden and canteen kitchen and is open to the public for the sale of products produced on site.

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Arthur Rank Hospice About

Arthur Rank Hospice is dedicated to providing specialist palliative care and support to adult patients and their family, friends and carers. All care is provided free of charge, and is offered to people living throughout much of Cambridgeshire.

The toolkit would greatly assist the new Maintenance Person who starts in September with no existing equipment to provide day to dat maintenance.

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Eddie's About

Eddie's are a local charity based in Cambridgeshire. We support children, young people and adults with learning disabilities in lots of different ways.

The toolkit would very much benifit the gardening projec. The gardening project gives people with learning disabilities the chance to do an activity they enjoy in the open air and make friends in the process.

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Cambridge Past, Present & Future About

Cambridge Past, Present & Future are a small charity run by local people who are passionate about keeping Cambridge and the neighbouring villages and countryside special. They work hard to ensure that the future growth of Cambridge and its surroundings is of the highest quality to enhance the city’s character, ambiance and reputation.

The team of dedicated wardens who look after and maintain all our properties and green spaces use tools on a daily basis, would welcome a new set to replace some of the tools which are broken, or have seen better days. The wardens would be able to work more efficiently and know that they can get the job done without needing to bring their own tools from home.

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The Besom (Cambridge / Histon & Impington) About

The Besom helps people make a difference. It provides a bridge between those who want to give time, money, things or skills and those who are in need. It ensures what is given is used effectively.

The toolkit would be used by volunteers that participate regularly in projects such as garden tidying and decorating.

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The Connections Bus Project About

The Connections Bus Project is a charity providing youth work services across Cambridgeshire. Thier vision is to support young people to fulfil their potential through the provision of free recreational, educational and personal development opportunities.

The tools would be used to perform gereral maintenance on the buses that would normally require a volunteer to bring tools from home, having the toolkit available would reduce the disruption to the service to the young people.

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Waterbeach Action for Youth About

Waterbeach Action for Youth support and encourage young people living in the parishes of Waterbeach and Landbeach. Through Youth Club, the Youth Workers develop the physical, mental and spiritual capacities of members so they can grow to full maturity as individuals and members of society.

Under the supervision of a local carpenter who is prepared to come into club to pass on his skills, the young people will build nesting boxes, bird feeders, wooden herb garden planters and trellis fencing. This will transform an unused area into a wildlife haven including a small fruit orchard and herb garden

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Burwell Museum and Windmill About

Burwell Museum is a small, independent charity with 65 regular volunteers working to restore and run a 19th Century windmill, maintain buildings dating from 1800 and improve the museum for the enjoyment of visitors.

The windmill team, who from 2013-2015 worked to restore the mill to working condition, this work continues and the toolkits would be put to instant good use.

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Wood Green (Godmanchester) About

Wood Green take in animals of all shapes and sizes! As well as cats and dogs, we find loving new homes for thousands of chickens, rabbits, mice, guinea pigs, goats, sheep, ferrets and more!

The toolkit would be used for general maintainance on the property including the kennels and cattery.

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Darwin Nurseries About

Darwin Nurseries is a self-funding horticulture project and farm shop based in Newmarket Road, Teversham, that enables adults with disabilities to participate in education, personal development, work experience and social activities. It promotes equality and inclusiveness. It also equips people with the skills needed to gain employment elsewhere.

The tools will be used to help with maintenance on thier large seven acre site and with woodworking projects, such as making bird boxes to sell to the public.

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Wintercomfort For The Homeless About

Wintercomfort supports men and women who are homeless or vulnerably housed by offering them vital welfare and opportunities for learning and development. They also have two social enterprises that offer valuable employment and volunteering opportunities for homeless people, as well as providing income to support thier work.

The toolkit would be used for general maintenance and by those attending DIY training courses which they hold at the the centre on Victoria Avenue. The training courses are used to advise, guide and support personal development and by doing so increase skills and confidence which can lead on to employment.

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Rowan About

Rowan is a Cambridge based arts centre and charity, where artists and craftspeople work with learning-disabled people. Using the medium of art they provide a safe, creative and unique environment where students thrive and grow artistically as well as in their own abilities, confidence and self-esteem.

The toolkit would be a valuable addition to thier studios, enabling them to continue to develop the work they create, whether its individual works of art, items for sale at the special events they hold or for the larger commissioned works of art they create together. The tools would be used by students, volunteers and staff alike and not just for the making of art. They continually need to maintain thier building, and the tools would be of great use for the repairs and upkeep.

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YMCA Cambridge About

The YMCA is a Christian Charity working to enable communities, families and especially Young People, to grow to their full potential by participating in a supportive and inclusive society, through all our projects, including housing, youth work and health and fitness.

The tools will be provided to the Cambridge Woodskills Group who have recently provided much needed assistance to the Good Shepherd Church (Mansel Way) garden and grounds. All has been accomplished with borrowed tools and equipment, it would be good for them to have their own kit for future tasks.

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Afrinspire About

Based in Cambridge Afrinspire supports indigenous African initiatives in community development and poverty reduction. Engaging in children’s education, women's literacy, transferring technology, and income generation, Afrinspire supports local community development initiatives at their own pace.

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Prospects Trust About

The Prospects Trust support up to 15 co-workers per day by providing real work experience and training on our 18 acre organic farm and in the wider community thorough our Garden Team. They specialise in providing therapeutic horticulture to people with learning difficulties, physical disabilities and those with varying health needs.

The Prospects Trust will use the tools at Snakehall Farms new Woodworking Workshop, where they will create items such as wooden ornaments, beautiful chopping boards, personalised wooden crafts and to support the farm with essential wooden items such as planters & trellis.

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Headway Cambridgeshire About

Headway Cambridgeshire provides specialist services and support to people with an acquired brain injury, their family and carers. They offer day service and community support across the whole of Cambridgeshire including Peterborough.

Having more equipment such as a toolkit that clients could use on their own could greatly increase their feelings of confidence and could make a real difference to what level of independence thier clients might be able to experience.

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EACH (Milton) About

EACH support families and care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions. They provide care and support to all family members at their own home, at hospital, in the community or at the hospice.

The toolkit will be used by Volunteers to perform day to day maintenance tasks. They may also be required to carry out repairs on equipment and childrens toys.

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Make Do and Mend About

Make Do and Mend is a not-for-profit organisation in Cambridge offering strengths-based skills workshops, volunteering opportunities and peer support to people who have experience of mental health distress.

The toolkit will assit them with their recent project of upcycling pallets into raised beds for growing vegetables. This project aims to make the community more aware of issues about recycling and access to fresh food.

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CamTrust About

Camtrust is a Cambridge-based charity, specialising in lifelong learning for adults with disabilities and learning difficulties. It also provides work experience within the local community and through its design and print social enterprise.

The tools will be used by students, under supervision, to refurbish donated bikes for resale. The students are able to learn about the appropriate tools to use for different jobs and how to use them safely and correctly.

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New Life Parrot Rescue About

New Life Parrot Rescue and Helpline Service rescues and rehabilitates unwanted, neglected, traumatised or abused parrots. As part of their work they aim to educate people about parrot issues.

As you can imagine the parrots have a canny nack of destroyting items, so the tools will be used for the ongoing task of repairs and making toys for them to chew and play with.

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