Fulbourn Repair Cafe

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom

Hosted by Group avatarCambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network

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Volunteers at a Restart Party fixing devices, cropped on hands

Description

Fulbourn’s eighth Repair Cafe, again run by Fulbourn Forum for community action in association with Cambridge Carbon Footprint, with the help of an amazing group of skilled volunteer repairers – this time there will be at least 11 repairers. The aim is to reduce the things that end up in landfill, and possibly get a second life. There are no promises and guarantees, but repairers are keen to teach visitors how to repair the item themselves (where appropriate), or for them to watch while the repair is undertaken/attempted.

Location

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The Fulbourn Centre, Home End, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5BS, UK

About the group

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Cambridgeshire Repair Cafe Network

Repair Cafes are distinct from Restart Parties, but there is considerable overlap, and much to be gained from sharing information.  They are co-ordinated from the Netherlands (http://repaircafe.org), and are not in competition with Restart Parties (there's more than enough to fix for us both!)

Repair Cafes tend to be less hi-tech than Restart Parties, though we will tackle computers, laptops, tablets and phones when requested.  Repairs are always free, and a cafe (which charges modest prices) is associated with the event, to cater for those who are waiting to be seen.

The Cambridge Repair Cafe Group co-ordinates Repair Cafes in the Cambridge area.  There is a link to the group at http://www.repaircafe.org.uk.  Currently active at least once a quarter are:

AbingtonChestertonCottenhamFulbournGirtonShelfordWaterbeach

New Repair Cafes are expected shortly in Haddenham and Linton, and we have done one-off events in Cambridge and Ely.

We are aiming to set the record for the largest Repair Cafe in the world in Cambridge on 11th November 2017.

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