Volunteer repairers from CFB Zero Waste group and Holt group Tools for Self Reliance were kept busy mending a selection of household items on Saturday 14 March 2020. Items brought in to the Repair Cafe included a vintage Hoover vacuum cleaner, a wheelbarrow wheel, lamps, alarm clocks and a bag. Lou, from the Sunflower Studios furniture upcycling pop-up shop, was there with tips on how to re-love old furniture.
Plenty of tea and biscuits were consumed and a raffle helped raise money for male cancer charity Orchid www.orchidcancer.org.uk. Jess Thimbleby, who helped organised the café, said: “Thanks to everyone who volunteered and came along. We were really pleased to help so many people mend much-loved, useful items and to raise £122.65 for Orchid.
A number of people volunteered their mending skills for a future Repair Café and the group hope to run another one in the autumn