Volunteer fixers wanted for new repair cafe

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An appeal has gone out for volunteers to help fix broken goods at a planned ‘repair cafe’.

Richmondshire Climate Action Partnership is looking to open cafe in the district.

A repair cafe is an event where people can bring along their broken or damaged goods and community volunteers have a go at fixing them.

The charity says it would love to hear from people who like tinkering and have a skill for fixing things, and who would enjoy putting their skills to good use saving stuff from the ending up in recycling and waste centres.

The first repair cafe is being planned to coincide with the national Great Big Green Week from June 8 to 16.

Barbara Gravenor, who is the chair of the partnership, said: “Repairing your personal possessions, whether they be clothes, shoes, bikes, electrical and mechanical goods, furniture or toys, is a great way of reducing the amount of waste going to landfill and the amount of new stuff you need to buy. It not only helps to save the environment, but can help to save you money too.”

Se added: “If you are good at repairing things, then now’s the time to break out of your workshop, meet new people and showcase your unique talents.

“If you have that gift, there’s a lot of satisfaction to be had from seeing the pleasure you can bring to people whose possessions can be given new life.”

If you have repair skills and want to find out more, then please get in touch with valerie@richmondshireclimateaction.org.

The partnership has stressed that the fixers wouldn’t have to organise the event, with others lined up to do that.


To find out more about the Partnership, visit www.richmondshireclimateaction.org