Repair Café - Abington Institute

Saturday, 28 March 2020 10:00 am - Saturday, 28 March 2020 1:00 pm


Abington's third Repair Café will run at the Abington Institute on the morning of Saturday 28 March, from 10.00am to 1.00pm. Those who left our previous Repair Cafés with a successfully repaired item will welcome the news that a similar event is planned for 2020!
 
These events aim to bring together experienced repairers with people who need stuff fixed. They are your opportunity to bring along something you own that has developed a fault, to see whether a knowledgeable expert can bring it back into use by a simple repair instead of it being binned. This way we can make a small contribution to conservation of the Earth’s resources, and incidentally save some of the cash in our pockets.
 
The scope of the Repair Café currently being planned for the Abingtons is expected to include electrical and mechanical devices and small domestic appliances, computers and electronic devices, books, jewellery, bikes, garden tools, pumps, and fabric items needing sewing repair
 
There will be more information in the Abington & Hildersham News nearer the time, and will include details of how to book, which increases the likelihood that a volunteer repairer with suitable skills and tools can attempt a repair of your item. You will also be able to drop in with an item for repair on the day, but you may have to join a queue. Repairs, whether successful or not, are free, but donations will be invited to cover the costs of the Repair Café.
 
Running alongside this event, Jeremiah’s Cafe will be selling the usual hot and cold drinks, snacks and delicious cakes.
 
What can I bring to the Repair Café?
You can bring anything in need of repair that you can carry, and that will not be a safety hazard or make a mess. This could be small electrical, mechanical or electronic appliances such as hairdryers and toasters (but excluding microwave ovens and TVs), lamps, toys, mobile phones, laptops, printers, clothes, jewellery, bicycles, items that need gluing, etc. Whatever it is, it might not even be broken, perhaps you just can’t work out how to use it without the manual – bring it along. As well as repairers with general skills, we expect to have those more specialised in computers, electrical and electronic equipment, fabric, sewing machines, bikes and jewellery.
 
There is no charge for entry or repairs, whether successful or not, but donations will be gratefully received to help cover costs such as room rental. 
 
This Repair Café is one of a series in the South Cambs. area, organised by a group from the Abingtons and co-ordinated by Cambridge Carbon Footprint

Last updated on 28 October 2019.