Mt Hawthorn: Repair Cafe Perth looking for a helping hand

L-R Angie Kings-Lynne (Co-organiser Repair Cafe), Claudia Franke (volunteer textile repair), Alex Ynema (volunteer electrical repair) and Elle Gonzales-Skuja (Co-organiser Repair Cafe). Picture: Andrew Ritchie
L-R Angie Kings-Lynne (Co-organiser Repair Cafe), Claudia Franke (volunteer textile repair), Alex Ynema (volunteer electrical repair) and Elle Gonzales-Skuja (Co-organiser Repair Cafe). Picture: Andrew Ritchie

MT HAWTHORN’S bustling repair cafe is looking for a helping hand.

The volunteer-run Repair Cafe Perth has been going from strength to strength since opening in October 2017, with over 500 items fully repaired.

Co-organiser Angie Kings-Lynne said there was clear demand for the monthly meetings.

“When we started, the repair cafe movement hadn’t hit WA yet – now we’re well known,” she said.

Ms Kings-Lynne found the perfect person in co-organiser Elle Gonzales-Skuja to kick off Repair Cafe Perth, and things snowballed.

“We’re looking for more volunteers on the organisational side to make the cafe stronger and share the load,” she said.

“Apart from repairing and saving items from landfill, people have a reason to get together and collaborate.”

If you would like to know more about Repair Cafe Perth, head to repaircafeperth.org.au or head to their next monthly meeting on Saturday, January 19, at Missy Moos in Mt Hawthorn from 10am to 12pm.