Environmental campaigners are urging people to show their love for the planet ahead of Valentine's Day next week.

Stokesley and Villages regular Repair Cafe takes place at the Globe Community Library, Stokesley on Saturday (February 10) from 10am to 12pm.

Organisers say bringing along household items in need of repair can save money, preserve the Earth's resources, and prevent climate-damaging gases from waste going to incineration or landfill.

Electrical appliances, bikes, toys, clothing, textiles, computers (laptops and tablets), mobile phones, wooden furniture, clocks, watches, and blades in need of sharpening can all be brought along.

Darlington and Stockton Times: The sewing team at Stokesley and Villages Repair Cafe

The group says volunteer repairers, on average across all its Repair Cafes, manage to fix 70 per cent of items, and give advice on possible repair steps for 20 per cent and how best to recycle the ten per cent beyond help.

Also tomorrow, the sewing repair team are running free hands-on sessions. People can bring their own sewing machine along for a sewing tutorial, or there will be a couple that people can try to learn the basics.

The session will include sweet treats with a Valentine’s theme home-made from Fair Trade ingredients and a display on Transform Trade and climate justice.

The usual Repair Cafe refreshments will be part of the Big Brew, an annual event running through February and March to raise funds and awareness of the importance of people-centred trade.

The activities are free and open to all, although donations are welcome.