Fearon Hall

Loughborough, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarLoughborough Fixers

Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

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Local community members in Loughborough are planning a Repair Café with a special Toy Hospital for children and adults at Fearon Hall on the 2nd of February, from 10am to 1pm, and ask residents of Loughborough and Charnwood to come along with their broken items. 

Teachers are also invited because there will be a talk on how to bring repair education in secondary schools.’

If you haven’t got any item to repair, you can come along still to enjoy eco fun.  If you are a gardener, bring excess seeds for a seed swap with Transition Loughborough. There will be a talk on growing ‘exotic’’ plants in the UK. Upcycle Your Life will be sharing tips on reducing waste by making toiletries and reusing what you already have If you are looking for advice on home energy efficiency, come and meet the Marches Energy Agency. Fearon hall will also have its café open so you can enjoy a cuppa and cake.

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Fearon Hall, Rectory Road, Loughborough, UK

About the group

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Loughborough Fixers

Transition Loughborough is a community driven movement aimed at reducing the dependence on fossil fuels and promoting local infrastructure in Loughborough, Leicestershire, UK.  Loughborough is a small market town in the English Midlands, but has a large University on its western side.

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Restart Party Do’s and Don’ts

DO

  • Check if your device is still within warranty, you may be eligible for a free repair, replacement or a refund. (Which? helps in the UK).
  • Take responsibility for your device and your data. Our volunteers are here to help you learn to fix your gadget, not to provide a free repair service. Get involved!
  • Backup your data. We can’t be responsible for your cat pics, so please back up your device before you come. (Of course you already do this once a month, right?)
  • Charge up your device and bring all leads.
  • Get in touch with organisers if you have any questions about whether a fix is possible.

DON’T

  • Assume repairs will be successful. We help fix over half of devices at our events. Even if your repair is unsuccessful, you will learn about your device and why it failed.
  • Expect us to have spare parts. But we can help you source them. Often people visit twice: first we’ll help diagnose the fault, then you source the spare part, and on your return we’ll help you do a replacement.
  • Attempt a mobile screen repair just to save money. DIY mobile screen repair is a learning opportunity first and foremost. Please see our advice page first.
  • Bring a microwave.