Well we did it! Definitely not perfect - I got bogged down in PAT testing the extension leads brought in by the volunteers and didn’t do the briefing I had on my List Of Things To Do, so we kicked off with people not having a clear idea of the process the cafe was going to run. Sigh. I didn’t stop for five hours. Next event planned for 19th Jan. I won’t be doing PAT testing at the next event. Having got this ball rolling because I am interested in fixing, I would like to do fixing.
We had 31 items to repair and mended 18, I’m following up three failures to see if I can fix them myself outside the cafe, including hopefully using one to do a skillshare on electronics fixing (do or die - no scope for bluffing my way through that one!) with some of the mending volunteers.
Great event though - the mending volunteers and our hosts+receptionists did a brilliant job, and the chuch youth group provided great refreshments.
Got a couple of visitors - a gentleman from Saltash near Plymouth looking to set up his own Cafe, found out about us through this forum - and a lady who is interested in taking on facebook/marketing
Next event 19th Jan. Has to be less stressful.