We’ve had a great response to our call for volunteers for our first Repair Café on 23 April at Clements Hall in York.
We’ve had offers of help from bike repairers, handymen, jewellery menders and people who work with textiles, as well as a couple of volunteers that do electronics, so it’s looking as if we’ll be able to tackle most things. However, if you’ve got suitable skills – it would still be good to have another general repairer – please get in contact.
What we’d also really like is people to bake cakes and cookies for the café (this will help bring in revenue if we want to do another Repair Café) and help out in the kitchen, clearing up or doing other duties. So whether your preference is for tray bakes or tea-making, all support is appreciated.
Planet South Bank has signed up to the Repair Café network to deliver this and future events. The movement began in the Netherlands but it’s popular all over the world now, and places in the UK have started doing them, too. Check out the Malvern Hills Repair Cafe to see how successful they’ve been – could we achieve this in York? (It’s got a great video about it, too.)
Kate Lock from Planet South Bank (and Glass Half Full) will be talking about the York Repair Cafe at the One Planet York Mingle on Wednesday 12 April at The Winning Post on Bishopthorpe Road. Come along and find out more – not just about our event but lots of other waste-themed activities happening across the city.
Please share our flyer for the repair cafe event and get in contact via email@example.com if you’d like to be involved.