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REPAIR CAFE GODALMING


GODALMING’S VERY OWN REPAIR CAFÉ IS HOLDING ITS NEXT SESSION ON SATURDAY, 24 SEPTEMBER 2022 FROM 10AM TO 12.30 PM IN THE OGLETHORPE ROOM, WILFRID NOYCE CENTRE, GODALMING.

Bring your broken items for our volunteer repairers to help you repair.

Volunteer fixers in attendance this month can repair:

  • Bikes
  • IT/Mobiles (not clocks)
  • Clothing
  • Toys
  • Electrical goods – including items needing PAT testing for donation to charity

ONLY ONE ITEM PER OWNER PLEASE.

Next RCG event: 22 October 2022

Subsequent Dates: 26 November 2022, 28 January 2023, 25 February 2023, 28 March 2023


ABOUT THE REPAIR CAFE

WHO?

We are members of Rotary in Godalming who wish to kindle enthusiasm for a sustainable society by initiating a community project under the umbrella of the Repair Café Godalming. We are grateful to be supported by Godalming Town Council in this endeavour.

OUR GOAL IS

  • to reduce landfill waste by repairing broken items or damaged goods
  • foster a feeling of community,
  • share repair skills and knowledge and
  • save people some money in the process
  • encourage you to value what you have!

WHY?

We throw away vast amounts of stuff, especially things with almost nothing wrong but which could get a new lease on life after a simple repair. Knowing how to make repairs is a skill quickly lost. Our education system does not teach basic repair skills, and corporations deliberately design products to have a short lifespan and no spare parts available to repair them, so we have to keep buying new products.

This is a threat to a sustainable future and to the circular economy, in which raw materials can be reused again and again. That’s why we decided to set up Repair Café Godalming!

But most of all, we just want to show you how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is to restore broken items.

HOW WILL WE DO IT?

Repair Cafés are free meeting places, and they’re all about the possibility of repairing things (together). Here you’ll find our volunteer fixers with repair skills and experience in all kinds of fields. With the support of our volunteer fixers, you will also find tools and materials to help make the repairs needed on clothes, furniture, small electrical appliances, watches, bicycles, crockery, toys, et cetera

Together with the required volunteer fixers, owners will discuss the issue regarding the broken item, and if agreed between the owner and the volunteer fixer, they can start making the required repairs in the Repair Café. It’s an ongoing learning process.

If you have nothing to repair, you can just join us for a cup of tea or coffee or share information about living a more sustainable life.

WHEN?

Every 4th Saturday of the month owners can bring their broken items to the Repair Café Godalming.

Join us between 10 am-12.30 pm

WHERE?

Oglethorpe Room, Wilfrid Noyce Centre, Godalming (next to Crown Court Car Park)

WHAT CAN WE REPAIR?

Within reason, we will give anything a go! But our volunteer fixers have offered to repair:

Clothes – wood, metal and ceramics- computer software/IT issues – bicycles- small household electrical goods – toys-PAT testing

*Repair Cafe Godalming is looking for practical people who enjoy fixing and mending. Activities may include:

  • *sewing *woodwork *metalwork/soldering *ceramics *computers/ IT *fixing bicycles/toys/tools/small home electrical appliances/PAT testing
  • You need not be an expert – just a problem-solver who is good at fixing things
  • Use your skills to help keep something in use and out of the landfill. Who knows you may share your skills and make some new friends along the way!

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