The new Velmore Repair Café opened its doors for the first time on Saturday 26 October, 11am-1pm, at the Velmore Community Centre.
It was a brilliant couple of hours and some very happy people went away with repaired items in exchange for a donation.
Repairs are undertaken by volunteers while the owners of the items watch and learn.
The Velmore Community Café is a member of the Repair Café Foundation – an international movement. It saves money on repairs, saves having to buy a new item and stops the waste that results from throwing stuff away.
Above all, it’s good fun, where people meet up and have a chat over a cuppa.