20th Jul, 2019

Get it sorted: Re-born Repair Cafe set to open in Redditch

Correspondent 18th Apr, 2018

THE Redditch Repair Café is making a return.

Repair Cafés are free meeting places where things are repaired – together.

The Redditch one was mothballed for a while but now it is making a comeback at its new base in Community House on Easemore Road just down the road from Trinity High School.

Kath Manning of Redditch Repair Café said: “We throw away vast amounts of stuff or have it cluttering up the house, not knowing quite what to do with it.

“Even things with almost nothing wrong, and which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair.

“Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost.

“Repair Cafés change all that! Practical knowledge gets passed on.

“Furniture, electrical appliances, bicycles, crockery, appliances, toys, you name it, the Repair volunteers can help you to have a go at getting it back in working order!”

There are more than 1,300 Repair Cafés worldwide and with their new venue, which has plenty of parking available and is on the 757/58 bus route, the Redditch one is up and running.

The first event will be next Saturday, April 28, from 10am to 2pm and then on the last Saturday of every month except December.

“Come with your items to repair and also enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, home made cake, soup, and freshly baked bread rolls all at very reasonable prices,” said Kath.

“For repairs, we ask people can pay as they feel, to help cover the costs of running the events.

“We are also looking for volunteers… especially people to help with the cafe and taking details of repairs at the front desk.

“We also need sewing repairers and possibly a website designer.”

For more information, visit www.repaircaferedditch.org.uk (under construction) or Facebook page @repaircaferedditch

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