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Cash for innovative scheme
11:00am Tuesday 15th October 2013 in News
A SOCIAL enterprise which aims to confront the throwaway nature of modern life will soon be sitting comfortably after receiving a grant.
The Malvern Hills Repair Café has been handed £500 by Malvern Town Council to improve its furniture repairs service.
The funds will be used to buy the tools and glues needed to fix furniture such as chairs and stools.
Chris Dyer, who runs the café with his wife Jan, said: “We get a lot of demand for furniture repairs.
“What we wanted to do was to get a central, in-house stock.
“Not only can we now do furniture repairs, but we can also pass on repair skills to the unemployed.”
The couple set up the repair café last year in a bid to move away from what they consider a “throwaway society”.
Mr Dyer said: “We are grateful to Malvern Town Council,” he said. “This is the first piece of local authority recognition we have seen.”
The next repair café will be held at Malvern Cube, Albert Road North, from 10am to 2pm on Saturday, October 19.
For more information, call 01684 438539.
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