Chailey Repair Café had another successful day when they opened for business on Saturday May 11th , with more than 100 visitors and nearly 90 repairs attempted, including everything from a synthesizer, which was coaxed into birdsong and a magnificent toy robot, which was encouraged to spring back into life.
Founder and coordinator Bryan McAlley said: “ We appear to be attracting visitors from far afield now, including parts of Kent where so far they don’t have a Repair Café – we also have welcomed visitors who are thinking of setting up one in their home area and wanted to see what goes on”
Bryan added “We are now seeing a wide range of items being brought to us for repair – this time we looked at a camera, some adjustable dumbbell weights, an overlocking sewing machine ( a complicated beast!), a child’s car seat, a car battery charger, a barometer, several items of clothing and much more.”
Chailey Repair Café is part of a world-wide movement where volunteer experts repair things free of charge – although a donation towards running costs is invited. Anyone can bring along broken items or clothing needing repair from home, and have a cuppa and some cake while they wait!
Chailey Repair Café next opens at Chailey Village Hall (next to the Five Bells Pub) 10am – 1pm on Saturday 8th June and Saturday 13th July and then on the second Saturday of each month.
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