A FREE repair service is launching in Rugby tomorrow (Saturday July 20) to save people money and cut down on waste.
Repair Café Rugby’s volunteers are offering expertise and tools to help make all possible repairs – to items such as electrical goods, clothes, bikes, toys and crockery – free of charge.
Inspired by an idea which originated in the Netherlands, co-organiser Lee Becker said she and her fellow volunteers wanted to help reduce ‘mountains of waste’.
She said: “We throw away piles of stuff in the UK – even things which practically have nothing wrong with them, and which could easily be used again after a simple repair.
“Unfortunately, many people have forgotten that they can have things repaired. Repair Café wants to change all that.
“Repairs can save money and resources, and can help minimise CO2 emissions. But above all, Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is.”
The group will hold its first repair session on Saturday (July 20) in St Andrew’s Church, and plans to run them on the third Saturday of each month. Visit www.facebook.com/RepairCafeRugby for news about dates and locations of forthcoming sessions.