Repair Café Returns to Putney This Saturday


Don't chuck things out – get them fixed at St Mary's Church


A repair cafe in Reading. Picture: Karen Blakeman

The recently launched Repair Café is back in Putney this Saturday (14 May) from 10am to noon.

The initiative was started to reduce the amount of waste we generate and help the environment.

Repair cafes have become increasingly popular this one takes place St. Mary’s Church on Putney High Street (SW15 1SN).

You are asked to bring your broken items and a group of volunteers will do its best to fix them. During the session, the team will have a blade sharpener and can try to fix repairs for small electrical items, sewing machines and any small carpentry needs. No need to make an appointment, just turn up.

Items that you can bring along include:

* clothing / leather
* furniture / wood, plastic or ceramic objects
* scissors and shears
* electrical appliances
* bicycles

No charge is made but a voluntary contribution towards the upkeep of St. Mary’s Church will be appreciated.

Some car access is available, on request.

If you’d like to volunteer to help out at the repair café either with repair or admin email c.e.lindsell@gmail.com stating how you can help.

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May 13, 2022