A repair cafe was the most popular idea in a poll asking what the residents would like to do. To increase town community spirit and join together. To increase recycling, reusing and repairing. To save stuff from going to landfill. To give new life to treasured possessions. I have been contacted by the Honiton mental health group and Honiton Carers group. We can help the poor and vulnerable members of Honiton as Repair Cafe philosophy is to repair for free or donations only. Volunteers will be able to use their skills for the good of the community, in a constructive friendly way, for mutual benefit, to include the 33 villages that make up the old Honiton Borough.
Prevent consigning stuff to landfill. Restore precious items to use. Create further opportunities to tackle the climate change and ecological crisis now facing us. To further advertise other possible group activities, family wildlife groups, making bird boxes, bat boxes and hedgehog houses. Encourage people to volunteer for more possible projects to increase the planting of pollinators, and trees around Honiton. Promote sustainability in everything from clothes to food. For start up costs, insurance, upfront rent, publicity, printing costs for paperwork. equipment, mugs, plates, tea towels for the cafe. The aim of Repair Cafes is to repair 70% of all items brought in. To try is best.
I was an full-time unpaid carer until my Mother died recently. Although I am disabled and have various health issues. I now have the time to work full time on this project. I have done large amounts of volunteering during my life and love it; it gives me the opportunity to feel useful and direct my talents in the direction I most feel comfortable with. I have advertised through social media and poster campaigns to ask volunteers with a variety of skill sets to offer their time to help share their skills and teach others to use their abilities to solve problems and mend things they might not otherwise get the chance to do; thus giving both parties a deep sense of achievement and satisfaction.