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GREEN-fingered donors are being invited to give old gardening tools to schools and community gardens.

Havant Garden Centre, in Bartons Road, Havant, is holding a Garden Tool Amnesty next month.

Manager Ieuan Evans said: ‘It’s the fourth year we have run an appeal like this. The event is in aid of The Conservation Foundation’s Tools Shed programme, which gives free garden tools, repaired in a number of UK prisons, to schools and community gardens.

‘We will give anyone who brings in their old gardening tools during the Garden Tool Amnesty a 20 per cent off voucher to redeem against any new gardening tools from our Fiskars, Yeoman, Joseph Bentley, Wolf, Burgeon and Ball and Felco ranges.

‘The initiative applies to tools such as trowels, spades, hand and garden forks, hoes, good old-fashioned garden rakes and lawn rakes, but not tools which are powered by electricity or are petrol-driven.’ The initiative runs between February 12 and February 27.