Janice and Sarah, who were involved in this venture in Hathersage, write:
Hathersage held its first Repair Cafe on a Saturday morning which was very well received and well supported.
From the initial trepidation of ‘will anyone come’, we moved to an excited buzz with customers arriving at 9.45am even though we didn’t open until 10am!
Our experts were kept busy throughout the morning as the attached photos show, and tackled a range of requests which they met with skill, expertise and good humour.
A steady request for bacon butties kept Paul and Lucy busy in the kitchen, although they still managed to pop out from time to time to socialise.
Not everyone needed the assistance of our experts and it was lovely to see friends who had popped in for a coffee and a natter, ably overseen by Charlotte, our curate and chief natterer!
Our thanks to those who gave their time and talents so willingly and to all those who came along, with or without an item needing repair.
We hope to repeat the Repair Cafe in the new year and we will publicise it when details have been finalised.