Repair Cafe Wales opens & supports repair cafés across Wales.

In their simplest form, repair cafés are pop up events located on regular dates where the local community can get their broken household items repaired for free by volunteers.

The types of things we fix include clothes, household electrics, technology, woodwork, children’s toys, furniture, bikes.

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History of Repair Cafe Wales

How we’re funded

How a Repair Café Works

Mission and impact

Our Values

Waste Reduction

Repair cafés help household items be used for longer rather than throwing them away. This reduces the volume of raw materials and energy needed to make new products. It cuts CO2 emissions by reusing instead of manufacturing new products.

Sharing Skills

By promoting a repairing culture and inviting each one of our visitors to sit with a volunteer repairer, repair cafés show appreciation for the people who have practical knowledge and ensure these valuable skills are getting passed on.

Community Cohesion

Repair cafés promote social cohesion in the community by connecting local residents from very different backgrounds and with different motives with each other through an inspiring and low-key event.

Repair Cafe Wales Board

We have a very far ranging board, each who bring their own expertise and experience to help grow Repair Cafe Wales.

Joe O’Mahoney

Joe O’Mahoney

Co-Founder & Chair – Strategy

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Cerys Jones

Co-Founder & Company Secretary – Operations

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Karen Dancey

Director – Marketing

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John McCrory

Director – PR & Events

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Luke Farmer Director Repair Cafe Wales (1)

Luke Farmer

Director – Treasurer & ICT

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Phoebe Brown

Director – Funding & Events

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Patrons

We are very lucky to have such distinguished partrons supporting Repair Cafe Wales.

Valerie Wood-Gaiger

MBE

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Professor Tom Crick

MBE

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Partners

We work closely with the organisations below in a number of ways including co-hosting events, fixing / donating / borrowing items, mentoring, managing time credit schemes, analysing repair data, upskilling individuals, hosting repair cafés, providing volunteering opportunities and working together to promote the ‘make do and mend’ culture.