What do you do with a lamp that won’t turn on or a chair with a wobbly leg? Don’t throw it away! These items – and many more – can now be easily fixed for free at Lambeth’s first Repair Café. This exciting community-led initiative is launching on June 3rd at We Are 336, 336 Brixton Road, London SW9 7AA.
Repair Café Lambeth will serve the local community and help to reduce waste send to landfill. Residents can take along anything that is broken, from clothing and textiles to electrical appliances, musical instruments, bicycles, furniture, wooden objects, and more to be fixed by the in-house experts. Part of a worldwide initiative made up of over 2,500 Repair Cafés, the Lambeth program is committed to promoting a circular economy and helping people save money and resources.
Repair Café Lambeth is also looking for passionate volunteers with a range of skills to be a part of this exciting new initiative. Those skilled in clothing and textile repair, electrical appliance repair, bicycle repair, furniture and wooden object repair, or any other repair-related talent are invited to donate their time to help get the Lambeth café off the ground. Those who do volunteer will be helping to keep usable items out of the waste system and contribute to a better local environment.
Those who don’t have repair skills can also volunteer as hosts, welcoming visitors or provide welcoming coffee, tea, biscuits, and cake. The hosts will also serve as contact points for both visitors and repairers in the Repair Café.
“Repair Café Lambeth marks the start of an exciting journey towards sustainability and community-building in the local area,” says Olga Osuch, spokesperson for the event. “By providing a platform for people to repair their items for free, we aim to help individuals in the local community to save money and reduce waste.
“We believe in the power of community and Repair Café Lambeth is a fantastic opportunity for people to come together, learn new skills, and make a difference. It’s something we have needed in the area for a while, but we need everyone’s help to make it a success. We invite volunteers to join our community and help us build a more sustainable Lambeth.”
For more information, please visit: https://www.repaircafe-lambeth.org
Want to sign up as a volunteer? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org outlining in the first instance what kind of repairs you could offer.