It’s good to repair (and share!) – a great event this afternoon near Lichfield

Another great community initiative from the human dynamo behind Lichfield Lore!

Never one to sit back and let life pass her by, that there Kate Cardigan from the wonderful Lichfield Lore is involved with a new project – Lichfield Repair and Share – which starts today (Saturday, 29th April 2017) at Woodhouse Farm, just north of Whittington, between 2pm and 4pm.

Kate, who’s more usually known for her excellent work with Lichfield local history group, Lichfield Discovered and other projects, has decided to start a community project to help people repair, recycle and put back to good use things that my be broken or need some love.

This looks like a great way to have fun, meet up with other like minded folk and also learn some new skills.

If you’re unsure where to find Woodhouse Farm, check out their contact page here, and you can find out more about the farm – which is a fine community endeavour in itself – at their site here.

I’ll let Kate explain:

Hello! 

On Saturday 29th April, between 2pm and 4pm,  we’re holding our first ever repair & share event at Woodhouse Farm, just outside Whittington.  We have a team of volunteers with a wide range of skills who will be showing people how they can fix their broken items or give their old things a new lease of life. Anyone with anything that needs a bit of TLC can bring it along to see if we can help. 

We want to increase peoples’ skills and knowledge about how to repair and restore things and reduce the amount of stuff that ends up as landfill. We’re so grateful to all those offering their time and skills and delighted that the idea has been met with such enthusiasm. We hope it will be the first of many similar events, both here at the farm and elsewhere in the area.

Woodhouse Farm really is a wonderful thing. Image from Adventures in Lichfield.

Lichfield Re:Cycle will be on hand to help people with bike repairs and maintenance, and we can also offer help and advice on upcycling and repairing furniture and clothing, IT health checks, social media and small business advice, repairing appliances & electrical devices and vehicle maintenance. 

There is no charge but donations can be made to Woodhouse Farm, a not for profit social enterprise, to help them with their ongoing project to preserve the farm’s historic landscape and to become a place where people can develop their skills in growing & cooking food. Refreshments will be available from the farm cafe. 

For more information, contact Kate Gomez at katelgomez@yahoo.co.uk or joing the Lichfield Repair & Share group on Facebook here.

Many thanks as ever!
Kate

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