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
All the usual plus repairs with a Holidays, Camping, Garden and Crime Prevention Theme
⦁ 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
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!
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 https://membership.coop.co.uk/causes/68101.
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.
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
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
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
Now Community Support - sustainable communities micro grant
Mid Sussex Conservatives
Neighbourhood Watch Blackthorns
Chailey Repair Café
Forest Row Repair Café
Burgess Hill Repair Café
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:
Mid Sussex Family Grapevine
Mid Sussex Times
Ashdown Forest Living
Go to Local - Cuckfield & Lindfield Pages
The Argus - Mid Sussex News
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
Completed Repairs: 97
Estimated Savings: £2590
Ongoing repairs: 9
Returning with parts: 14