Computers for Kids - The Journey so far

An insight into an organisation close to our hearts told by its founder, Colin Hill


Our local Waste Prevention Advisor and recycling champion

Colin McFarlin introduces Lindfield Repair Café

What's On

2 July:

All the usual plus repairs with a Holidays, Camping, Garden and Crime Prevention Theme

What's On

3rd December:

⦁ Pre-loved Toys for Christmas collection for Bentswood Hub.
⦁ Christmas wrapping service using recycled paper
⦁ Wear a Christmas jumper to help us get into the festive spirit!
⦁ Kids Table: A chance to make Christmas tree decorations.


Sorry no clock repairs

Our specialist clock repairer is currently unavailable

7th January:

Open for teas, coffees and cakes and all the usual repairs. How about a fresh start for some old favourites for the new year? Dig out those forgotten items for repair and a new lease of life!

There are many volunteer roles allowing you to get involved. You can offer your skills as a repairer, work in the café, admin, marshalling or help out in the background answering queries, bookkeeping or supporting our marketing team.

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Lindfield Repair Café is a non-profit Community Interest Company project based in Lindfield. Our goal is to reduce waste by providing a volunteer-based repair service and community café to anyone in the Lindfield area. If you have something that needs fixing, just pop into one of our monthly repair café events and we’ll do our very best to have it back to you in working condition in no time at all. Remember you don't have to be a Lindfield resident, we are pleased to welcome visitors from across the mid-Sussex area.

Please note that the Repair Cafe cannot guarantee that they will be able to repair all items brought in but they will always have a go if possible!   Spare parts for repairs are not supplied so if you need a new zip or bulb fitted it may be worth purchasing one before you come along!

New ways to support us

Co-op members can support us with every purchase they make at stores and other Co-op services. Find out more

We are also now connected with

easy fund raising. They partner with over 7,000 brands who will donate part of what you spend to a cause of your choice. It won't cost you any extra. The cost is covered by the brand.

Leather repairs

can now be undertaken by our new leather craftsman.

Merry Christmas to all our visitors, sponsors, supporters and volunteer staff

What we achieved in our first year

Our first year in numbers

10 Events

892 Visitors attended

779 Repairs achieved

Thank you to everyone for all your efforts, support and sponsorship

We'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to

Every volunteer that gave up their personal time to make this project a success.
All of our visitors who brought along repairs and those who shared some precious memories.

Huge thanks to everyone who helped us with funding, donations, sponsorship or assistance, including:
Several Personal donations
Everyone who contributed to our gofundme
Elite Cruises
White Feather remembrance Co.
rttj Richard Talman
Lindfield United Reformed Church
Lindfield Parish Council
Lemonade Print Group
Fairer World Lindfield
Stand Up Lindfield
Lindfield coffee works
Sussex Crafts

Now Community Support - sustainable communities micro grant

Co-op Lindfield
Mid Sussex Conservatives
Neighbourhood Watch Blackthorns
Chailey Repair Café
Forest Row Repair Café
Burgess Hill Repair Café
Lindfield WI
Cuckfield WI

First anniversary

Lindfield Repair Cafés founder Trevor Carpenter reflects on its first year

Thank you to these organisations for publicising our work

We are very grateful to the publications and organisations who have featured and promoted us, including:

Lindfield Life
Mid Sussex Family Grapevine
Mid Sussex Times
RH Uncovered
Ashdown Forest Living
Go to Local - Cuckfield & Lindfield Pages
The Argus - Mid Sussex News
Girl About
Sussex Bylines Horsted Keynes Newsletter
Mid Downs Radio
Mid Sussex District Council Newsletter
Mid Sussex Waste Management Team
Horsted Keynes Parish Magazine: Parish & Parishioner
Lindfield Parish Council via their website
Lindfield Preservation Society website
All Saints Lindfield
Northlands Wood Primary school


November 2022

Visitors: 124

Completed Repairs: 97

Estimated Savings: £2590

Ongoing repairs: 9

Returning with parts: 14


Lindfield Repair Café
United Reformed Church
52 High Street
Haywards Heath
West Sussex
RH16 2HL


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