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Repair Café helps you fix it!

  • Learn to mend your broken items yourself with support from skilled volunteers.

  • Enjoy giving your things a new lease of life and appreciate them again.

  • Help reduce waste and stop things going to landfill

Llandrindod Repair Café has been running since June 2014, and was chosen by The Guardian as one of 17 top community projects from around the UK in their "Live Better" Community Project series.

The Repair Café idea began in Amsterdam in 2007 and has since been taken up all round the world.

Upcoming Repair Café dates

2:00pm to 5:00pm at Centre CELF

on the second Saturday of every month throughout 2019 (Closed December and January)

Put your unused tools to good use!

The Repair Café is an official collection point for Tools for Self Reliance Cymru. Have a clear-out of any unwanted tools or sewing machines and we will help put them to good use. Tools for Self Reliance publish a list showing the types of tools that are most in demand, but most tools will be accepted.

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In July this year, Llandrindod Repair Cafe celebrated its 5th anniversary with festive cakes, balloons, speeches and, of course, repairs. Much has been achieved since its launch and we are very proud to be Wales' longest running Repair Cafe. Well over 1000 faulty household items have been fixed, we've been interviewed on local radio, appeared in the papers, won an award - but most of all we've all had a lot of fun and satisfaction from doing something positive.
Close to 70% of items handled go out in a much better state than when they came in. However, too many items remain difficult or impossible to repair, especially electrical goods. This must change, but until then our and other Repair Cafes will keep rebelling against the throwaway culture as best they can.

Our Repair Cafe is here not just to repair things and prevent things going to landfill, but to enjoy repairing together, bring back forgotten skills and learn something useful. It's all about the idea that repairing is fun and the right thing to do. In fact, no repairing event is the same. We've had an interesting assortment of items come through the door over the years and it is never dull!
The Cafe also hosts a Freegle table for re-use of small unwanted items, and collects tools for TFSR Cymru - a local charity which helps families in Africa make a better living.

Our thanks go to the Celf Centre for the provision of their excellent space and also to our visitors for supporting us over the last 5 years.
More than anything, we would be nowhere without our handy fixers, who turn up each month to fix broken stuff! One memorable comment we received after a successful repair sums it up: " It is a combination of brains, brawn and bravery! "
These people truly are our new heroes and on our 5th anniversary we want to celebrate them, and all our hardworking volunteers, for making our Repair Cafe a continuing success.

Martina Holmes
LRC organiser  

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