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It was another successful event with some familiar faces and some people coming for the first time. We had a very varied list of repair items, ranging from a power-washer to a large heated mirror as well as furniture, jewelery, glue guns, hair-dyers, printers and the usual crop of smartphones and laptops. It’s always great to see children getting involved and enthusiastic about fixing things. It gives them a tremendous sense of achievement. Men in Sheds brought a dismantled computer as a teaching tool and it proved a big hit with curious children and adults who were invited to have a go at taking it apart and putting it back together again. We’re very grateful to Queens Park Arts Center for hosting us and helping to get the word out about these events. Adrian Shepherd, chair of Men in Sheds Aylesbury which provides many of the expert volunteers for our events, commented, 'A really great day making new friends, seeing old ones and helping the community in Aylesbury.' Restart events are about helping people to save money by fixing their broken possessions instead of replacing them, and feeling empowered and having fun in the process. They also help the environment by reducing consumption and keeping usable things out of landfill. The next event will hopefully be in April at a date to be confirmed. Pictures by Derek Pelling Photography
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