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We're looking for experienced volunteers with a knack for repairing, crafting and mending to contribute their skills and help keep the electricals we use and love out of landfill.

We'll be running repair cafes across the District over the next year where you can bring broken electrical items to be repaired.

Don't miss our next Repair Café events at:

📍Eglinton Community Hall, Derry

📅Saturday 22nd June

⏰10:30am - 12:30pm 

📍Melmount Community Centre, Strabane

📅Saturday 27th June

⏰10:30am - 12:30pm 

Things we like to fix are (but not limited to)

  • Small Household Electricals
  • Laptops ( Software Diagnostics)
  • Textiles & Leather
  • Toys
  • Sewing Machines
  • Small pieces of Furniture

The rule of thumb is, that if it can be carried into the venue then we'll give it a go!

We also carry out Portable Appliance Testing (PAT)

You wiiiiiil donate your old laptops

Donate your old laptops to our campaign and help end digital poverty. Drop off unused laptops to one of the following points:

💻 Foyle Hospice Furniture Outlet, Unit 16, Pennyburn Industrial Estate, Derry, BT48 0LU

💻 The Guildhall, Derry

💻 Eglinton Community Centre

💻Waterside Shared Village, Derry

💻 Strahans Road Recycling Centre, Strabane

💻The Alley Theatre, Strabane

Here is a step-by-step guide on what you need to do when donating you old laptops.

Donation form can be downloaded HERE

Laptop Donation Disclaimer can be downloaded HERE

All data on donated laptops will be securely erased. Rest assured that your personal information and sensitive data will be handled with the utmost care and confidentiality. We process data-bearing assets from donating partners and sanitize them using approved data-wiping software. Data wiping stands as the sole assured method of data destruction, with each individual drive generating its own hard drive erasure report, certifying the date and method used. Devices failing the wiping process undergo physical destruction.

By donating your device to Repair & Share Foyle, you agree to release any liability associated with the handling and erasure of data from the donated device.

 Thank you once again for your contribution to our cause. If you have any further questions or concerns regarding data erasure or our donation process, please feel free to contact us.

Sign up to volunteer as a fixer click HERE


If you're interested in being a host venue for the café click HERE

 L-R - Switch to Repair volunteers Tony Fawl, Sheng Guo Wu, Chloe McColgan, Caroline McGuinness - Brookes (Repair Cafe Foyle), Deputy Mayor Jason Barr, Eamon Kyle, Elisia Gormley, Geraldine McGarrigle, and Nicola McCool (Waste services manager DCSDC)

This project is delivered by Repair Cafe Foyle in partnership with Derry City and Strabane District Council; funded by Recycle Your Electricals.


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