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Guess what..?!

May 28, 2013

Warminster is going to be hosting Wiltshire’s very first Repair Cafe!!!

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Click on the picture to go the Repair Cafe homepage, and you can see our event listed on the left hand side-exciting stuff!

How exciting is that?

I blogged not so long ago about Repair Cafes and how awesome I thought they were, and how I thought that every town and city should have one, and wouldn’t it be great if we could have one in my home town.
And I got lots of comments basically saying “Get off your backside, and stop talking and start doing” (only much nicer than that…!)
And guess what? Here it is..!

I have set it up with huge amounts of help from Emma Croft of Wiltshire Wildlife Trust. Essentially, I came up with the idea, and she has done pretty much ALL the work.

We will be at the Civic Centre in Warminster, from 10am-1pm, this coming Saturday (1st June) with a fabulous team of volunteer fixers-we have managed to recruit repair experts for clothes and textiles, computers, electrical items and bikes, as well as random bric-a-brac (a guest appearance from The Lovely Hubby..!)
Sugru have very kindly sent us some trial packs of their wonder-stuff, and I will be making cakes and cookies

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So you can bring along something broken, take it home fixed, learn how to do it yourself the next time, AND stuff your face with homemade cake…

What more could you possibly want?!

Please come along and say hello, and tell ALL your friends! This is a fabulous project, aimed at not only reducing waste and promoting repair, but also at bringing the community together in a whole new way. I am so proud that we are hosting the first event of it’s kind, in the county (and the surrounds!), and it really will have a hugely positive impact on both the environment and the local community.

PS. Thanks everyone for the kick up the backside ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  • Reply Hazel May 29, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Brilliant Jen! That’s fab- well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Jen May 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thanks Hazel-everyone locally seems really positive about it, so fingers crossed!

  • Reply Jo aka Kiwijo May 29, 2013 at 4:55 pm

    Well done Jen, yet another string to you bow. Youve really stretched yourself since youve started your Make Do And Mend challenge, you should be proud of yourself.
    Im sure it will go down a storm.
    :o)

    • Reply Jen May 29, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks so much Jo ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply mehubbyandthekids May 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Ooh good luck x

    • Reply Jen May 29, 2013 at 9:18 pm

      Thankyou!

  • Reply Katrine Boyten May 29, 2013 at 7:46 am

    Wow! Fantastic stuff! Will share on my personal facebook page and my newly formed “make do and mend with sewboytenesque” page. This inspirational stuff for a newcomer to this whole philosophy of economising in a creative way. I’d better catch-up with all your blogs! All the best with your ventures, Katrine

    • Reply Jen May 29, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Thankyou! And good luck with yours ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply suth2 May 28, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    I hope you have a very successful day.

    • Reply Jen May 28, 2013 at 10:05 pm

      Thankyou!

  • Reply knittymummy May 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    Well done!! Can’t wait for the post on how it went!

    • Reply Jen May 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

      There will inevitably be one! Fingers crosses for a great turn out ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Kent May 28, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    This is a great idea. Well done

    • Reply Jen May 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Thankyou!

  • Reply Crafts on Sea May 28, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I hadn’t heard of repair cafes before, they sound great! Good luck!!

    • Reply Jen May 28, 2013 at 9:11 pm

      Fingers crossed!

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