Salisbury residents can take their broken possessions to Salisbury Repair Café on February 15 as part of an across the UK initiative. It’s on Saturday, February 15, 10am to 2pm, last check-in at 1.30pm, at the Quaker Meeting House, 51 Wilton Road, Salisbury SP2 7EP.

The Big Fix 2020 will include up to 109 repair cafés across the UK simultaneously to make the ‘biggest Repair Café ever held.’

The goal is to fix as many broken, worn and once-loved possessions in a single day.

The national event is coordinated by Devon County Council and follows the success of The Big Fix in Exeter last year when volunteers broke the record for the number of items repaired at a single Repair Café.

Repair Cafés are community events at which skilled volunteer fixers donate their time once a month to help members of their local community to fix broken household objects.

More people than ever are choosing repair and reuse over discard and buy more, and everything from clothing, electrical items to furniture and toys can be repaired for a small donation. These are often items which people may not be able to afford to get fixed or not sure how to do it themselves and are brought back to life and saved from the bin.

Repair Cafés also have a second, equally valuable role as meeting places where anybody can sit down and have a chat over a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

To date Salisbury Repair Café has invested 308 hours of volunteer time and fixed over ¼ tonne of items.

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