This project is all about encouraging people to repair existing items and gadgets when they break down rather than consigning them to landfill and buying new things unnecessarily. OPM brings in expert fixers who specialise in fixing electronic and IT devices, but also have the skills to fix other items as well. In the future the project hopes to expand to include fixing an array of other items from clothes to furniture!
Our first Fix-it Club, hosted at The Hope Foundation in Middlesbrough town centre went really well and we managed to fix 2 laptops; a bubble machine; a tablet device; and a digital radio; all of which were suffering from a range of different ailments! We will be running more Fix-it Club events throughout 2017, so watch this space for dates, and if you would like to be involved and learn new skills and help others fix things, please get in contact.