Chailey repair cafe even busier during lockdown and still unable to open the physical cafe.
Bryan McAlley told Uckfield FM:
‘Sadly, it has simply not been possible to reopen the physical Repair Café in Chailey Village Hall due to the current restrictions – but we will be back!!
‘The good news is that, although we have had to close the physical Repair Café, our talented volunteers are hard at work offering repair advice online and a “drop it on the doorstep” service.
‘The way that it works is that we put the repair request out to our volunteers and anybody who is prepared to take it on makes contact and gives you their address. You drop it on their doorstop and they’ll tell you when it’s fixed and can be collected. We’ll invite you to pay for any parts and make a donation toward the Cafe… That’s all there is to it!!
‘Since lockdown, we have now taken on nearly 100 “drop off” repairs with more coming in every day! We are delighted to now be able to offer our legendary knife sharpening service again…..
‘Our amazing volunteers only have limited resources right now, so we may have to say they can’t take on some repairs – and please note that we can only take on items which are portable, so no tumble dryers or fridge freezers please!!! And, much as we’d like to, we don’t do home visits…….
‘Contact the Repair Café at firstname.lastname@example.org with details of the make and model number of what needs repairing , preferably with a good quality photo or two, and we will see what we can do’