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Our Repair Cafes are a great success, using the skills of local volunteers to repair hundreds of items that would have gone to landfill and the love of our local baking team to provide a vibrant social occasion. Pictures of the days below

Upcoming date for our Repair Cafe:

Saturday 1 June 2024, 10.00-13.00

Thank you to everyone who came to our Repair Cafe on the 6th of April 2024.  It was a busy and successful event.  Your kind donations raised £300, which will be donated to Christian Aid.

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What it's all about

The way things work is that tons of perfectly good things get thrown out because we don't know how to fix them. No-one wins, (except people who sell new stuff) and the environment suffers


A team of local volunteers from Baslow, Bakewell and Eyam are offering their fixing skills to give things a new lease of life. Below you will find a list of the sorts of things we can fix, and those that we cannot.

Bring your broken stuff to St Anne's and have some tea, coffee and cake while you wait. We just ask for a generous donation, which we will give to charity.



How it works

Your broken item will be assessed to determine whether it is fixable. See below for items that we cannot attempt to repair. We can normally accept 1 item per person.

Part of the Repair Cafe experience is that you see how your item is repaired, and so you need to wait with it. 

Our repairers cannot stock every zip or switch that might be needed. So if you know what is needed please bring it along. 


For electrical items bring everything that is needed to make it work (eg the base of a kettle, the light bulb to fit a broken lamp)

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   We cannot repair

Electric blankets
High voltage appliances
Heaters (electric, gas or paraffin)
Gas appliances
Mobile phones
Some childrens' toys


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