Call in for repairs & chat

Tari JeffersManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Manjimup Home and Community Care operations coordinator Lisa White and manager Liz Lockyear encourage the community to get behind next month's inaugural Repair Cafe.
Camera IconManjimup Home and Community Care operations coordinator Lisa White and manager Liz Lockyear encourage the community to get behind next month's inaugural Repair Cafe. Credit: Tari Jeffers/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tari Jeffers

An Age-Friendly and Dementia-Friendly Communities Grant has resulted in the upcoming inaugural Manjimup Repair Cafe.

Manjimup Shire Council’s Home and Community Care team has organised the cafe as a way to contribute to a more sustainable society and giving broken items a new lease on life — all while bringing people together and sharing skills.

Manjimup shire president Paul Omodei said the HACC team was looking for a variety of volunteers to run the repair cafe on September 7.

“People of all ages who are practical, handy, skilled or just willing to have a chat and learn are welcome,” he said.

“We are looking for fixers, greeters and general helpers.

“Donations of tools and anything that can be used for fixing would be appreciated too.”

Cr Omodei said the cafe was a pilot over six months and if it was popular, it could be kept running by interested community members and groups.

“It might expand to fortnightly Repair Cafes and it may be better to run on the weekend rather than on a Monday,” he said.

“The times and the venue may change too.

“The Manjimup Men’s Shed said that they would be open to the Repair Cafe being held at their shed for those bigger items that need mending.”

Anyone interested in helping with the Repair Cafe are encouraged to call HACC on 9771 6900.

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