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FramFix (Community Mend Shed) Update – June 2019

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Greener Fram Swap and Mend Sessions

FramFixer’s, Alison, Vince and John have attended most of the Greener Fram ‘Swap and Mend’ sessions since our formation last year.

People are beginning to become more and more aware of FramFix, represented by the increased number (and variety) of items we have received for repair. In most cases we’ve been successful, repairing microwaves through to mandolins (and lots in between). However some things have proved more challenging, examples include old Kenwood mixers, sit-on lawnmowers and piano concertinas!

Collaboration with Debenham Mens Shed

FramFixer’s have continued to travel over to Debenham on Friday afternoons, sharing their huge barn and 40 foot container.  Many thanks to the members for hosting us as we continue to seek a venue for FramFix closer to home. 

Anyone who would like to travel over with us to Debenham on Fridays, please let either Vince or John know as we may be able to offer a lift?

Dedicated FramFix Mend Days  

After discussion with the GreenerFram management committee, it has been agreed that FramFix will host a dedicated mend event at the Unitarian Meeting House on every 4th Saturday of the month (we still plan to be at Swap and Mend to collect items for mending). FramFix has booked 27th July, 24th August and 28th September and developing communications and marketing materials for these events, please watch out for this.   

Thanks to everyone for their support of FramFix!


Swap and Mend guidelines

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A couple of guidelines – Please donate respectfully. If it’s clearly trash try and recycle it if possible. If you’re not sure ask one of our volunteers for guidance. Please don’t leave items before Swap and Mend opens. It could obstruct pathways or the event might have been cancelled. Another thing, cups of tea are almost compulsory! 

We are joined again by the wonderful Fram Fix. Find them in their fixing tent and see if they can help bring your broken item back to life! You can also speak to them about Volunteering. The Fram Fix team are still desperately looking for a permanent home, can you help?

Can you aid our period poverty project? It runs from 2 locations in Framlingham. Inside the Food Share Shed and from inside the FAYAP Centre. You can leave donations with volunteers at Swap and Mend. The supplies are accessible at any time to anyone in The Food Share Shed. The FAYAP centre supplies are accessible to young people at Thomas Mills High School and anyone else who uses the Centre.