September 24th, 2016

Big-hearted Redditch Round Tablers get Repair Cafe tooled up for action

Big-hearted Redditch Round Tablers get Repair Cafe tooled up for action Big-hearted Redditch Round Tablers get Repair Cafe tooled up for action
Happy to help: Esther Passingham and Brenda Killigrew from Inkberrow Design Centre and Repair Cafe, Roly Duke of Men in Sheds with Tablers Steve Beard, chairman Simon Chalk, president David Bush and Matt Brown.
Updated: 9:34 am, Jun 22, 2016

REDDITCH’S Repair Cafe received a massive boost on Saturday when big-hearted members of the town’s Round Table dropped off some new tools for them.

The Repair Cafe fixes for free household or garden items that are no longer working, but to do so it needs the expertise of local volunteers and the tools to do the job.

Thanks to groups like Age Concern’s Men in Sheds they have the brains (but could always do with more help) and now thanks to Redditch Tablers they’ve got the kit too.

“We’re a locally-based charity and we look to give every penny we raise back into the Redditch community,” said Round Table chairman Simon Chalk.

“We got a really good deal on the tools and hopefully they will help the good people here do what they do.”

The Repair Cafe runs monthly at Inkberrow Design Centre, Britten House, Britten Street off Bromsgrove Road, from 10am to 2pm and repairs are free, although donations are always welcome and the kettle is always on in the cafe.

Redditch Round Table is renowned for its Santa Sleigh Run in December but all year round the big hearted group gets together to have fun, enjoy beer and curries and raise much needed funds for charity.

On the horizon is a tag rugby tournament as well as a cricket match at Knowle & Dorridge CC on June 28.

The organisation is aimed at men aged 18-45 and more details are available on Facebook – or turn up at K&D on the 28th.

For women the Tablers have a sister organisation, the Redditch Kingfishers Ladies Circle, with details again via the internet.

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