What another great experience at our 4th Chinnor Repair Cafe held at the Village Hall on the 23rd November
It did seem to be a bit slow at times but it was steady and our Fixers had plenty to do.
Time to share some results, we had:
28 broken items brought in, of that 19 items were repaired, 6 items couldn't be repaired and for 3 of the items, advice was given. Well done team!
In all 51 kilos of broken items were brought to the cafe – 41 kilos of which were electrical.
To give you an idea of the types of items we will have a go at, these were the items brought in:
2 food mixers, a bender, an iron, a formula dispenser, a CD player, a toaster, a clock, clock radio and radio, 3 table lamps, a floor lamp and 2 Dyson hand held vacuum cleaners!
We also had a baby monitor, a telephone cable, a coat, 2 saucepans 1 for a handle repair and the other for a lid repair, a cushion that needed a bit of solder on the battery operation, a chair, a vacuum cleaner and then separately, a vacuum cleaner hose, an earring for gluing, a foot pump and a pair of slippers.
Not bad at all.
We had some very positive feedback and some of the comments were:
- Friendly, welcoming and very handy
- Friendly, helpful - would come again
- Please teach young people to preserve skills
- Very friendly and knowledgeable
- Such helpful people, very knowledgeable
- Speedy and efficient
- Very friendly and helpful
- Absolutely loved it - very positive
- Very helpful
- Very quick to repair
- Helpful advice
Special thanks to Tina for keeping us all well lubricated and to Sandy for ensuring the smooth flow of the process.
Our next Repair Café will be on Saturday 15th February 2020 which ties in with the The Big Fix 2020! The Big Fix is Britain’s BIGGEST repair cafe! All around the country, fixers are gathering on 15th Feb to fix more items in one day than ever before. I think this will be an extra special event. I hope that we will see you there!
If you would like to get involved either as a Fixer, Facilitator or helping out on refreshments, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.