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A typical Rushmoor Repair Cafe repair process, click image for a larger version


Please note that due to the equipment needed to effect any repairs to Microwave ovens, prior arrangements must be made before attending a session with a microwave.  Please use our enquiry form, or for further information.

About us -
We are a group of like-minded people who have been brought together by Rushmoor Voluntary Services.  We meet once a month to repair a variety of items from textiles, bicycles, clocks, electrical items and furniture – amongst a host of other items!  Our team has a passion to get things working for you again - to save you money and avoid sending items to land fill – in the hope of reducing carbon emissions and helping the environment.[top]

Opening times - Next event -
Repair cafe sessions are held once a month on the third Saturday at the West End Center, Aldershot, from 10:30am to 1:30pm, with last repair registrations at 1pm.  All registration is done on the day and there is no need to pre-book but - please note the miscrowave repair conditions above.  We register one item per customer at a time (see our T&Cs).  Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee whilst you wait for your repair !, you can watch the repair process and talk to your repairer about what is done to your broken item.[top]

How to find us -
The West End Center is located at 48 Queens Rd, Aldershot GU11 3JD. (Tel. 01252 408040).  It can be found on Google maps here.  We are an accessible venue with ramps at the front, and car park entrances for wheel chair access.  Please contact the West End Centre for full details.

  • By car - A free car park is located at the back of The West End Centre accessible via William Farthing Close, off Queens Road.  It is available on a first come first served basis but please make sure to register your vehicle at reception as the car park is managed by a member company of the British Parking Association (BPA) with a camera-based number plate recognition system.  Ask reception or any of our volunteers if you need help with this.
  • Public transport - The West End Center is a 15 minute walk away from Aldershot train station via Station Road and Victoria Road.  Local buses (numbers 4 and 5) stop nearby in Queens Road.[top]
Rushmoor Repair Cafe find us map, click image for a larger version

Volunteering -
If you would be interested in joining our friendly team, please come along to one of our repair sessions and have a chat, send us an for further information, or fill in our enquiry form.  We enjoy sharing our skills and welcome all new members at the Rushmoor Repair Café, which also gives us the opportunity to network and socialise.[top]

Fundraising & Donations -
It costs over £250 to run a single session of the Rushmoor Repair Cafe, before we even consider spare parts, buying tools, consumables and training our volunteers.  We are entirely funded by charitable donations and have been fortunate enough to have received sponsorship from The Army Forces Covenant fund to set up our group.

Following completion of all the various regulatory requirements we are pleased to say that we have been fully registered by The Charity Commission #1204864.  To continue our good work, we are interested in hearing from any organisations who would be able to support us into the future.  Please email our for further information, or should you wish to make a donation please contact our .[top]

Our sponsors -
We are grateful to the following organisations for their continued support of the Rushmoor Repair Cafe -

The West End Centre Aldershot website The West End Centre Aldershot
As part of the Hampshire Cultural Trust, the "Westie" has been the creative heart of Aldershot for more than 45 years.  This converted Victorian school continues to host world-class touring bands, events and exhibitions whilst developing the grass-roots local music scene and supporting upcoming local artistic talent.  See the location map above or on Google maps here.[top]
Find your local Lok'nStore location Lok'nStore Aldershot
Our equipment storage is provided by Lok'nStore household and business storage in Aldershot.  You can help us with costs by mentioning the Rushmoor Repair Cafe when you use Aldershot Lok'nStore for your storage requirements.  Find Lok'nStore Aldershot on Google maps here.[top]

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