Repair Cafe update
The Repair Cafe continues to prosper - and is regularly contributing to local charities, courtesy of their grateful customers. By Christmas Day 2020 a total of £4000 had been raised to support the Staff of Salisbury Hospital and the decision has been taken to continue to support this charity, especially in the light of current circumstances. In addition, some support is being offered to the Lover & Redlynch Pre-school as they endeavour to keep going during these hard times.
The service has continued despite various lockdowns and restrictions and is continuing to do so now. So if you have items in need of repair, and the opportunity to be passing Brambles, Vicarage Road, Lover, you can log them in and drop them off - and before too long your treasured item will be back with you in good condition.
You can also pick up a bargain, by checking out what has been repaired recently and is up for sale. The latest information is on the Cafe's Facebook Site, which is continually updated and includes a number of items that people have donated, which have been checked over and are now ready for purchase - for a small donation.
Current items for sale include a variety of bikes, a TV table and a wall clock and a pram.
You can drop items off on Wednesday / Friday mornings at ‘Brambles’, Vicarage Road, Lover SP5 2PG (nearly opposite the Redlynch Village Hall), between 10am and 12 noon. The volunteers are happy to consider repairing all sorts of domestic items i.e. clocks, ceramics, woodwork, furniture, laptops, tablets, electrical/electronics, toys etc. In fact, they say: "if you can get it in the boot of your car, we will give it a look".
You should park on the field side of the road, not in the driveway. Please wear a face mask and use the hand sanitiser, which will be available. You can then check with a helper that the job can be accepted, and book it in at the Reception window. All Government guide lines regarding social distancing are strictly followed. All being well, you will receive a phone call when the items are ready for you to pick up.
Contact Paul on 01725 510753 for further details - or follow the group's activities on Facebook