More Workshops Coming Soon to Repair Cafe Stafford

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Due to an overwhelming response from the community, the Repair Cafe workshops in Stafford will be held more frequently starting in the new year, giving locals more chances to join together and mend their damaged possessions.

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Run by volunteers, the free community workshops aim to reduce waste and costs by reviving damaged and dysfunctional belongings.

At each workshop, people can bring in anything from faulty electrical appliances to ripped clothing to be assessed and repaired with the help of volunteers. The Repair Cafe provides the workspace, tools, and materials. Attendees learn handy repair skills in the process, building self-reliance and contributing to a circular economy.

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For many volunteers, the sessions often lead to meaningful conversations and connections. There’s a real spirit of collaboration. People chat whilst working on projects and end up making new friends.

The organisation heard fascinating stories behind items brought in for repair, including 130-year-old wooden drawers that had travelled from England to South Africa to Australia. They sharpened an antique pair of nursing scissors and partially fixed a musical box silent for over 40 years. 

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Given the enthusiastic community response from the community, the organisation decided to hold workshops the first week of every second month, starting 3 February 2024. 

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The upcoming workshop on February 3 already has a waitlist for spots. Bookings open one week prior on January 25 for the 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. session. Walk-ins are also welcome.

The Repair Cafe is always looking for new volunteers interested in registrations, hospitality, and fixing various items.

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The Repair Cafe hosts their community workshops at The Community Place on 33 Teevan Street in Stafford. See their Facebook page for more information and updates about their initiative.

Published 27-December-2023