Axminster Repair Cafe’s first ever mix and fix is part of nationwide day of events to reduce waste

Take your broken possessions along to a new repair café in Axminster this month and become part of the Big Fix 2020, a nationwide event.

Axminster is joining more than 100 repair cafés across the UK are simultaneously taking part in the Big Fix 2020, with the aim of mending broken, worn and once-loved possessions to save them from landfill.

Dan Powell, Axminster Repair Café co-ordinator, said: “Repair cafés are a fantastic community resource – they teach people to see their possessions in a new light and appreciate their value.

“They can also help change people’s mindset which is essential to encourage a more sustainable society. But most of all repair cafés have a lovely atmosphere and can show just how much fun repairing things can be.

“We’re delighted to be able to offer the people of Axminster the chance to get involved and we look forward to seeing as many faces as possible at our first event.”

The Axminster Repair Café is on Saturday, February 15, from 11am until 3pm, at the Guildhall, in West Street.

The national event is being coordinated by Devon County Council and follows the success of The Big Fix in Exeter last year when volunteers broke the record for the number of items repaired at a single repair café.

Everything from clothing, electrical items, furniture and toys can be repaired for a small donation, and saved from the bin.

Repair Cafés also offer meeting places where the community can get together for a chat over a cup of tea and slice of cake.

Axminster Repair Café is recruiting volunteer menders to join its team for the event.

If you have skills in needlework, electrics, woodwork or other areas, email axerepaircafe@gmail.com 

 

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