We have some pretty amazing people in the Repair Cafe Wales Family

As part of a new initiative we will be running a series on getting to know our volunteers. We’ve set a series of questions and our amazing volunteers have answered them ‘virtually’ for us.

Next up in the series is Hayley from Pontypridd

Q: What is your name, which repair café location do you volunteer at and what’s your role / skill?

A: Hayley Richards. Pontypridd Repair Cafe. Volunteer host.


Q: Why did you decide to volunteer with Repair Cafe Wales?

A: We live in a throw away society and I have never liked waste. I love the idea of fixing things instead of always buying new.


Repair Cafe Wales Hayley

Q: What do you like best about the repair café?

A: Its a brilliant community get together. I live meeting new people from my community. I am in awe of the wonderful, helpful and friendly fixers.


Q: What is your favourite part of volunteering?

A: Meeting people and seeing how happy people are when items are repaired.


Q: What has been the most challenging item to repair?

A: Eddie Stobbart remote control truck


Q: What do you think the repair café does for the community?

A: Way of bringing new people together, forge a sharing of skills, makes new connection’s.


Q: Have you gained any skills from the experience?

A: Confidence, media skills, organising skills.


Q: How does the repair café make you feel?

A: Happy, happy, happy!


Q: Would you recommend volunteering for Repair Cafe Wales? Why?

A: Yes definitely. Its rewarding, you and your skills are valued, there is a whole network or support, we need to share more.