(Currently on hold due to Covid-19)
Wellingborough Eco Group and Glamis Hall host Repair Cafes, during the Indoor Car Boot Sales. At our first Repair Cafe our fabulous five fixers repaired 25 items, including vacuum cleaners, toasters, a microwave, 3 laptops, a tablet and various items of clothing.
Repair Cafes are community events that match people who need stuff fixed with people who like fixing things. Repair Cafes are completely non-commercial. There are no promises and no guarantees, but if something can be saved the repairers will give it their best efforts. Repairers are always keen to teach you how to do the repair – or at least have you watch while they do it.
There is no charge for entry or repair but donations are gratefully received and help pay for costs. You can basically bring anything you can carry that will not make a mess in the venue. Here are some suggestions:
A bicycle, clothing in need of repair, small electrical or electronic appliances, lamps, toys, mobile phones, laptops, printers, items that need gluing, a clean/repair etc.
Whatever it is, it might not even be broken – just dirty, and you don’t know how to clean it without damaging it – or you can’t work out how to use it without the manual – bring it along. You can even bring several things – though to be fair, you will have to join the queue several times!
There will also be demonstrations on how to reuse stuff that would otherwise end up in landfill.
We are also seeking more repairers, so if you want to share your skills (whatever they are) to save stuff being thrown away, join us. We would love you to get involved! Message us if you are interested
When we restart our Repair Cafes (see our blog and Social media outlets for updates) join us at Glamis Hall on the second Saturday of the month, from 9am till 12 midday. There are also lots of stalls selling second hand items and coffee and cake too!
A report from our first Repair Cafe can be found on our blog.