The Stourbridge Repair Cafe is returning this month

STOURBRIDGE Repair Cafe is expected to return this month.

The Repair Cafe volunteers will be back to help people repair their beloved items that they cannot bring themselves to throw away, but they will be offering their service from the hall of St Thomas Church in the future. .

The unit they previously used in The Ryemarket mall was leased to a retailer. The group therefore moved into the church hall on Market Street, opposite The Ryemarket.

Volunteers trained for all kinds of repairs aim to help people avoid having to buy replacement items and reduce the number of old goods going to landfill.

The first repair cafe will take place on Saturday 25 September.

The doors will be open at 10 a.m. and the last item to be repaired will be taken at 1:30 p.m. as the work ends at 2 p.m.

Repair Café spokeswoman Marion Meadows said: ‘During the lockdown our sewing volunteers were brilliant in taking on the challenge of providing laundry bags to our NHS.

“One of our volunteers in particular produced hundreds of bags, all of which were collected and used.

“These same volunteers in our sewing section will be happy to take on the challenge of repairing a much appreciated or necessary garment or household furnishings, while our fine arts, ceramics and jewelry volunteers will once again produce amazing results with their talents.

“We are grateful that St Thomas Church Hall was able to accommodate us and our future sessions will also be held here.”

She said homemade cakes, tea and coffee will be plentiful for people to enjoy while waiting for volunteers to fix the items.

A second repair café will be held on site on October 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on November 20.

There will be no repair cafe in December.

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