New Year Honours for the Repair Cafe co-founder 

Local resident, Paul Bromage, has been awarded the British Empire Medal for services to the community, particularly during Covid.

Paul will be known to many of our readers as an active member of Downton Baptist Church and as a leading light in the formation and running of the popular Lover Repair Cafe.

His dedication to the Repair Cafe has meant that the work hasn't stopped over the pandemic.  During lockdowns people were still able to get items repaired throughout, by dropping them off at Paul's house - all with guidelines strictly adhered to.  And as restrictions have eased, the cafe is back up and running again.  Although there has never been a charge for the repair service, which is run by volunteers, donations have rolled in and the group has been able to give over £10,000 to the Salisbury District Hospital staffing fund.

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