Have you ever bought a new piece of electronic gadgetry because repairing the old one just seemed to much like hard work? Well here’s a great solution from Restart – party your way to fixing it! Poulomi and Sarah in Harrow have started running Restart Parties, where volunteers show you how to fix everything from hoovers to phones, remote controls to projectors. There was even someone there to help repair old clothes.
As you can see from our video there’s a really friendly atmosphere, everyone has fun and learns new skills. Anne, a pensioner from Pinner, walked in with her ‘very sick toaster’. She said “I’ve had it for years but I just can’t part with it.” Ian, one of the Restart volunteers, helped her locate the problem and identified the part she needed to order from the manufacturer. Anne left saying “I would have never known what part I would have needed to order. I’ve learned all about elements today”.