Salisbury's biggest 'Repair Café' ever

Salisbury's biggest 'Repair Café' ever

Published by Mike Draper at 8:00pm 14th February 2020. (Updated at 9:24am 15th February 2020)

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The Big Fix 2020 aims to mend as many broken, worn and once loved possessions in a single day.

  • WHEN: Saturday 15th February, 10am to 2pm, last check-in 1.30pm
  • WHERE: Quaker Meeting House, 51 Wilton Road, Salisbury, SP2 7EP
  • WHAT: Salisbury is one of 109 repair cafés across the UK being held simultaneously to make their biggest event ever

Everyone living in and around Salisbury is invited to bring their broken possessions today to the Salisbury Repair Café

The national event is being coordinated by Devon County Council and follows the success of The Big Fix in Exeter last year when volunteers broke the record for the number of items repaired at a single Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are community events where skilled volunteer fixers donate their time once a month to help members of their local community and fix broken household objects.

Salisbury Repair Cafe volunteers in action fixing electrical items.
Salisbury Repair Cafe volunteers in action fixing electrical items.
  • Salisbury Repair Café has invested 308 hours of volunteer time to date
  • Salisbury Repair Café has also and fixed over ¼ tonne of items

More people than ever are choosing repair and reuse over discard and buy more, and everything from clothing, electrical items to furniture and toys can be repaired for a small donation. These are often items which people may not be able to afford to get fixed or not sure how to do it themselves and are brought back to life and saved from the bin.

Repair Cafés also have a second, equally valuable role as meeting places where anybody can sit down and have a chat over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Salisbury Repair Cafe infographic.
Salisbury's Repair Cafe is making a significant difference.

ADDRESSING CLIMATE CONCERNS

Salisbury Repair Café initiator Benji Goehl said:

"Climate concerns are causing more people to look at the way they live and ask what can I do to help the environment? Well one thing you can do is to attend the largest Repair Café ever held. Repair Cafés are wonderful places - they teach people to see their possessions in a new light and appreciate their value."

"They can also help change people's mindset which is essential to encourage people's enthusiasm for a sustainable society. But most of all Repair Cafés have a lovely community atmosphere and can show just how much fun repairing things can be. So why don't you pop down for a visit."

For more information about Salisbury Repair Café click here.

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