Repair Cafe Dates for 2020:
Saturday 18thJanuary, 2019, 10am to 1pm, United Reform Church, Wilmslow, SK9 1PR.
Saturday 28thMarch St Chad’s Hall, Handforth SK9 3ES from 10am
Saturday 20th June St John’s Church Lindow SK9 6EL from 10am
We are always in need of people who would like to volunteer to be a repairer, particularly those with electrical skills. If you can help, please contact email@example.com for more information.
Repair Cafe 2019:
We held our first Repair Cafe in October 2019 at St Chad’s in Handforth. We registered with the International Repair Cafe Foundation, based in Holland, who gave us lots of useful information and allowed us to use the Repair Cafe name and logo. They also put us in touch with the Malvern Repair Cafe, who kindly shared advice and paperwork. We planned the Cafe months in advance, putting out publicity on social media and asking for volunteer repairers, and we were delighted with the response! In the end, we had three furniture/general repairers (one complete star in his 90’s), three electricians, four people with sewing machines, two bike repairers and a great team on the cafe. It was a busy morning with repairs to bikes, trikes, teddy bears, furniture and soft furnishings! Many thanks to all of our repairers and volunteers, to Handforth Parish Council for financial support (we had to pay registration with the Repair Cafe, hall hire and an additional levy on our Transition Wilmslow Public Liability Insurance) and to everyone who came along to demonstrate people really do want to fix rather than throw things out.
We’d love to organise another one…..volunteers and ideas most welcome! Link below for pictures of the day: (thanks to Jane Selva).