REPAIR Café Bellarine is continuing to build momentum in Ocean Grove, with an enthusiastic group of people volunteering their time to support the initiative.
Organiser Courtney Johnson said that at Repair Café Bellarine, people could learn how to fix broken household items such as furniture, bikes, clothing or computers.
“In the repair café, broken items are given a second life.
“Visitors learn that it is possible to make repairs and that it is not even as difficult as they thought.”
She said the café was launched last year and continues to build momentum and raise awareness in the community of how the café operates.
“We were fortunate to receive support through the City of Greater Geelong’s Community Grants Program.
“With this assistance we’d be able to hold repair cafes throughout the year.”
Ms Johnson said the café wanted to support one Ocean Grove resident to join the group as its “tester and tagger”.
“The testing and tagging training is a one-day recognised course that may benefit someone with an interest in electrical repair.
“We’ve got an enthusiastic group of volunteers together, all donating their time around this common cause.
“It’s a great feeling in the room and a lovely way to spend the morning.”
It’s almost 10 years since the first repair café started in Amsterdam, and the worldwide movement has now come to Ocean Grove.
Repair Café Bellarine is held every two months, with the next repair café to be held at Bellarine Training and Community Hub on Sunday, February 10 from 10am.
If you would like more information, would like to volunteer or have an interest in testing and tagging, email Courtney at email@example.com.