16th Feb, 2020

Droitwich Repair Cafe looking for new volunteers as it enters its third year

A REPAIR cafe in Droitwich, now in its third year, wants to get more people involved in 2020.

Volunteers are being sought to join BDMakerspace which has undertaken more than 100 repairs since its launch, including radios, clocks, watches, lamps, garden tools, jewellery and even pairs of trousers.

The cafe, from 10am to 3pm on the last Saturday of each month at Droitwich Library, encourages people to reuse, recycle and repurpose and also offers technical advice, battery changing and friendly chats.

Volunteers try and involve people in their repairs if they want to so they can learn new skills along the way.

BDMakerSpace founder Simon Britton said extra volunteers were needed to maintain the monthly schedule and grow the project’s skill base so more people could be helped.

“Our ultimate aim is to become a full makerspace, with our own premises where we can set up a workshop to give people access to basic machine tools to help them with their projects, provide training courses, have a ‘clean space’ for art projects, a tool library and be a kind of skills exchange hub.”

Everyone is welcome to volunteer for the project which is all about exchanging skills and experience.

Simon added: “We work together to fix things using our different specialities, and learn from each other whilst doing so.

“Anyone with particular DIY, engineering, electronics, sewing or previous repair skills is especially welcome!”

Anyone interested in volunteering or getting something fixed can go to Droitwich Library next Saturday, January 25 and email info@bdmakerspace.co.uk or go to bdmakerspace.org.uk for more information.

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