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Braunton Repair Cafe

Event Date: 25th November 2023, 10:00 – 13:00

Event Category: Volunteering Activity

Location: Museum of British Surfing

Join the repair revolution with Plastic Free North Devon

Come along anytime 10am-1pm

Textiles repairs (always available) Such as replacing zips and buttons (bring your own zips and buttons), darning teddy bears, simple alterations, visible darning

They also aim to offer:  Small electrical repairs such as radios, headphones, cameras

However, as we rely on the help of volunteers, sometimes we may only be able to offer textile repairs – please email us at least 48 hours before the event (to give us a chance to see your message and get back to you) to ask if a particular item can be repaired.

Please note:
We are not a professional repair service, so please don’t bring us ‘fancy’ repairs like wedding dresses – just drop us a message if you’re not sure.

We will also be serving cake and hot drinks to keep you refreshed while you watch and learn.

If you are unsure on whether to bring an item or not – please email info@plasticfreenorthdevon.org and we will run it by our sewing stars to see what we can do.

Donations are welcome but not expected.

We’d rather you didn’t drop and run (unless you have to) – this event is about building community connection and sharing skills.

Can’t make this one?
Our Braunton Repair Cafe is roughly every 6 weeks at the Museum of British Surfing or see our What’s On page for upcoming Repair Cafes throughout North Devon https://plasticfreenorthdevon.org/whats-on

We are always on the lookout for a few more volunteers, either to share their mending skills at the Cafes or to help out behind the scenes and welcome people on the day. You don’t need to be a professional seamstress or upholsterer or mechanic to volunteer – just someone with some basic skills who is happy to share what they know. There is no pressure to undertake any repairs that you are not confident with. 
Please get in touch with us on info@plasticfreenorthdevon.org if you would like to get involved.

Our Braunton Repair Cafe is a partnership project, part of PFND’s expanding Repair Cafe network, with the support of volunteers from the local community.

Plastic Free North Devon are building on the success of their original Braunton Repair Cafes, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Together For Our Planet Community Fund, and supporting North Devon towns and villages to get their own Repair Cafes up and running. PFND are also members of the national Repair Cafe Network. There are currently Repair Cafes in Braunton, Landkey, Ilfracombe, and Barnstaple.

If you are an individual or community group interested in setting up or becoming involved with a Repair Cafe in your own town or village, please get in touch with us on info@plasticfreenorthdevon.org.