Monday 24 June 2024
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West Bridgford Repair Café raises £550 for children in Ukraine

Victoria Repair Café returned to West Bridgford this weekend after being closed down by Covid and raised £550 for the Save the Children fund for Ukraine.

The café was a great success with three quarters of the much loved items repaired and saved from the bin.

Among over 50 treasured items repaired by the volunteers were cherished necklaces, an umbrella presented as a graduation gift and an early quartz clock  that had been in Alyson Berry’s family for three generations.

As always the electrical team, sewers and tool sharpener were also very busy.

Established in March 2019, the repair café provides a friendly opportunity for people to find out if their loved items can be repaired rather than replaced.

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The volunteers do not charge for this service and just ask for donations which we use to replenish stock and support people in need such as those suffering in Ukraine.

While people waited for their repair to be assessed we provided tea and coffee, fabulous handmade cakes, flower seeds, handmade soaps, advice and guidance on how to live a green and more simple life.

Our next Repair Café is on Saturday 18th June, 10am – 1pm in the Holy Spirit Social Centre, Victoria Road, West Bridgford NG2 7NT

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