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Buttons for Trade Aid

By Webmaster - Posted on 13 February 2011

The Button Sorting Team
Button Sorting in Action

Trade Aid is a Rotary charity which helps local people restart their lives after devastating floods, earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters. The University of the Third Age (U3A) and the Rotary Club of Rugby Saturday Breakfast have set up a joint project to play their part.

They are collecting used buttons, zips and flat irons to send to Trade Aid. To help sort the buttons, they enlisted the help of the 7th Rugby (Bilton) Hurricane Beaver Colony. The colony members thoroughly enjoyed a task. It also helped them to earn a badge for charity work.

Trade Aid is based at the Rotary Club of Grantham Kesteven. They create and send boxes of tools and equipment out to disaster areas. One of the effects of such natural disasters is that people lose the tools of their trade as well as their homes and so, Trade Aid aims to give people enough equipment to start again. Boxes are available for a builder, handyman, carpenter, blacksmith, mechanic, teacher and tailor/seamstress. All the boxes are supplied with new tools and equipment. In addition, the boxes for tailors/seamstress are topped up with buttons and zips donated by or collected from the public.

Further information about Trade Aid is available at

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