Volunteers in Cirencester helped fix more than 100 items last year.

Cirencester Repair Café held monthly sessions from April to December, restoring everything from lawnmowers to toasters.

"We’ve been busier this year than ever before," said volunteer Bob Irving.

"We received about 200 items to fix and our lovely volunteer repairers have fixed 110 or 55 per cent of them, not as good as previous years, but perhaps they have been more challenging!

"This year our fixes have saved the equivalent of over 4,800 kilogrammes of carbon dioxide, about like taking a car off the road for 20,000 miles.

"We use a tool created by the Repair Café Foundation which takes the weight and type of repaired items and converts them to estimated carbon dioxide savings.

"Due to the generosity of our customers, we have both been able to keep the Café well-stocked with useful tools and also make donations to local charities.

"So this year, we’ve given £300 to Cirencester Signpost, who work to help the homeless and lonely, and Cirencester Foodbank, who provide food parcels to people in poverty and crisis.

"Our Café Sessions are open to people to bring along their silent gadgets, chilled toasters, empty buttonholes and zapped zips, which our volunteer repairers will try to fix up.

"Fixes are free, though we do ask for a donation to cover our expenses.

"If people are bringing kit to be fixed and that fix needs a spare part, please bring it along with you, as the Café can’t guess what you will need."

"The Café will always need more helpful and (a bit) skilled repairers!

"So anyone who has a few hours to spare on a Saturday just once a month and likes to fix things should please come along."

Café sessions are held on the second Saturday of the month, with the next one on February 12, at The Scout Hut, 12 Cotswold Avenue, Cirencester GL7 1TN.