Maria Caulfield MP supports Chailey Repair Café reopening

Maria Caulfield MP, the Member of Parliament for Chailey is supporting Chailey Repair Café as they plan to reopen to the public on 18th June.

Chailey Repair Café is a volunteer run organisation that offers a monthly repair service for local residents.

During the pandemic Chailey Repair Café completed nearly 400 “drop off” repairs for the local community, many of them sewing machines for those working on PPE kit for essential workers. A new partnership has now been formed between Chailey Repair Café and St Peter & St James Hospice, in which the café will be repairing items donated to the hospice charity shop which would otherwise be unsellable. This will mean additional fund raising for the hospice and fewer items being sent to landfill.

Chailey Repair Café will be open on the following dates: 12 June (drop off only please), 10 July, 14 August, 11 September, 9 October, 13 November, 11 December between 10am–1pm at St Peter’s Church, Chailey Green, BN8 4DA (on the A275).

Maria Caulfield MP said “I am so pleased that Chailey Repair Café will be reopening on 12th June for local residents to be able to come and drop off their items in need of repair. It is fantastic that they are able to reopen again after so long, but they have not been ideal during the pandemic, fixing hundreds of items such as sewing machines to help make PPE for frontline workers.”

“The new partnership between Chailey Repair Café and St Peter & St James Hospice will be a wonderful opportunity for both organisations and I look forward to seeing the benefits to this for both organisations.”