Take along clothes, furniture, bicycles, toys and electrical appliances to a Repair Cafe in Louth for experts to offer advice, guidance and hopefully a rapid repair!
What do you do with a chair when the leg has come loose?
What do you do with a toaster that no longer toasts?
Or a woollen jumper with holes in it?
Toss it away? No way!
You can have it repaired at the Repair Cafe.
It is at the Royal British Legion Hall in northgate.
Go along on Saturday February 22, between 10am and 2pm.
Join them for a cuppa while you wait.
Have a rummage through the jumble sale.
Take along your treasured books for a specialist to value.
Repair Cafés are free meeting places and they’re all about repairing things together.
Repair Cafés teaches people to see their possessions in a new light and to appreciate their value.
The aim is to help change people’s mindset and build enthusiasm for a sustainable society.
There are Repair Cafés across the world.
It was started by Martine Postma.
Since 2007, she has been striving for sustainability.
Martine organised the very first Repair Café in Amsterdam in 2009 and it was a success.
This led her to start the Repair Café Foundation.
In 2010 this Dutch non-profit organisation was officially set up.
Since 2011 the foundation has provided professional support to local groups in several different countries who want to start their own Repair Café.
Repair Cafés need volunteers to act as repair experts during the repair meetings.
They look for people who are handy with clothing/textiles, electrical appliances, bicycles and furniture/wooden objects.
They want people who like to share their skills with neighbours.
After a call for volunteers to be repair experts a few weeks ago the Louth Repair Cafe now has a full set of experts.