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Moruya Repair Cafe Opening August 2020

The Southcoast Health and Sustainability Alliance (SHASA) and the Eurobodalla Shire Council are collaborating to set up a Repair Cafe for the residents of the Eurobodalla. It will be located in the the Basil Sellers Exhibition Centre attached to the Moruya Library and will operate from 10am-2pm on Tuesdays.

Members of the community will be able to bring in items for repair. There will be a three step process of assessment

· Step 1 - assess whether an item is repairable;

· Step 2 - identify whether the item can be repaired by the Repair Café

· Step 3 –advise of alternative local repair options if the Repair Café is unable to repair the item

The Moruya Repair Café will also provide an opportunity for members of the community to drop in and network with other people, thereby enhancing general well-being and promoting recovery in the wake of the recent bushfires and Covid-19 pandemic.

We need volunteers to:

· welcome those seeking help to fix items and fill in a register with details about the repairs

· undertake, or teach others to undertake, sewing repairs (using a machine or by hand)

· inspect and clean vacuum cleaners or other appliances that may not have not been maintained and do not work properly

· fix electrical goods (one SHASA member is undertaking tag and test training and SHASA will cover the cost of other volunteers to do this training)

· organise tea and coffee and/or bake biscuits and cakes for the Repair Café

· help with setting up and packing away the Repair Café each week

· promote the Repair Café by putting up posters, setting up a social media site etc.

If you are interested please contact Thomas Schild on 0497 843 111 or Kathryn Maxwell on 0467 558 645 or email

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