NEWS // Announcing Manchester’s First Repair Café !

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It’s with enormous excitement that we announce the creation of Manchester’s first Repair Café!

Thanks to a Sport Relief Community Cash grant, we will be running a monthly Repair Café from this July.

For those not familiar with the term, a Repair Café is a free meeting place where people get together to repair things. The first Repair Café was held in Amsterdam in 2009, and since then they have grown into a global network of menders. You can read more about their history here.

The Manchester Repair Café will be a free to use, drop in service, run by volunteers and open to all. Participants can attend this drop in service once a month to learn from expert volunteers the skills to fix clothes, furniture, electronics, bikes and technology.

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As passionate menders and upcyclers, we are super excited about this project and CANNOT wait to begin! But to bring it all together, WE NEED YOU!

We’re looking for:

  • Volunteers to help out at the Cafés once a month
  • Volunteer repairers with skills in fixing furniture, electronics, bikes and technology
  • Donations (or lenders) of tools which would come in handy for mending the above items.
  • People to help spread the word!

If you can offer any kind of help, skills or advice, get in touch! We’d be delighted to hear from you on hello [at] stitchedup.coop

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