We are delighted and very grateful to have received the winning vote at Bournemouth Soup ‘s crowdfunding event last night (1st May), and are excited about what this means for how we are able to grow and develop Bournemouth Repair Cafe this year. We were presenting our pitch alongside 3 other very deserving local projects. Do check out Bournemouth Soup’s FB page for more info and future dates.
As for us, one of the first things on the agenda is definitely recruiting more volunteers, because without our brilliant volunteers, none of this is possible. Watch this space for details of recruitment evenings coming soon, or just directly drop us a line if you’re interested in finding out more, or signing up 🙂
Thank you to everyone who came along to The Henry Brown Youth Centre on Saturday for the Give and Take, Bournemouth Repair Cafe and Win On Waste!. This time our techie Fixers were kept particularly busy with a hoover, touch, dehumidifier, sewing machine, hedge trimmer and more! We also tightened the breaks and stabilisers on two kids bikes and fixed some trousers and a cardigan amongst other things. What a great event!
As always a huge thank you to our lovely volunteers for making this project possible and a special thanks to Gumtree UK for asking us to be part of #NationalUpcyclingWeek. See you all again in Boscombe on Saturday 5th August!
Our next Repair Café is coming up this weekend and it’s an extra special event as it is being sponsored by Gumtree UK as part of National Upcycling Week 2017!
Saturday 24th June 2017. The Repair Cafe will run from 2:00pm until 4:00pm (to link in with the other waste related events happening at the same time).
Henry Brown Youth Centre, Cunningham Cres, Bournemouth BH11 8DU. We will put up signs so you should be able to find us.
The Facebook event can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/373435719683156/. Don’t forget to invite your friends and family along too!
Come along to our FIRST Bournemouth Repair Cafe on Sat 21st Nov atBeaufort Community Centre (Beaufort Rd, Bournemouth, Dorset BH6 5LB) from 1pm-2:30pm. We are joining up with Beaufort Give or Take to help you save money and keep your stuff out of landfill!
Get in touch via email@example.com to find out more or to sign up as a volunteer.
Are you handy? Do you hate waste? Could you share your repair skills and give broken items a new lease of life?
We need skilled volunteers to act as ‘Fixers’ at a series of Repair Café events in Bournemouth.
Transition Bournemouth and Bournemouth Council want to encourage local people to consider repairing damaged items, even if they are unsure how, by ‘asking the expert’ at a Repair Café and learning new skills for next time as the item is fixed.
We are looking for various ‘Fixers’ to give as much or as little time as they can spare, including people who are handy with:
- Small electrical appliances
- Furniture/wooden objects
Not a repair expert but fancy being involved?
Repair Cafés also need welcome volunteers to act as a host or hostess. You provide everyone with coffee and tea, help new visitors at the reception table and act as a contact for the ‘Fixers’ and the visitors in the Repair Café.
Interested? To find out more come and have a chat on from 7:30pm on Wednesday 10th June at Kino Lounge (39 Bourne Close, Bournemouth BH2 6DP). Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01202 451654 to let us know you will be attending or to find out more.