Not Forgotten

In Memory of Ben Davies.

CfC volunteer, passed away 16th February after a short illness, celebration of life was held today.

Aged 50 Years, he will be missed.

Well done and thank you.

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Make a Difference Updated

Photo – donated laptop (Sent from Falkland Island 7899 miles travelled to Sussex)  

As both BBC & Daily Mail run Laptop appeals for schools. 6.7 million Children (5 -15 years) across the UK are requiring internet access, enabling mandatory home schooling for COVID measures.

Sussex based charity. Computers for Charities is one of many organisations across the country offering support to schools.

Chairman Simon Rooksby says “Historically the charity has had a strong input into education and it has been great to receive so many enquiries & requests for support over the past weeks.

However, sadly both BBC & Daily Mail have failed to do their homework!”

CfC has spent much time researching the needs of the schools, including contact with county councils to gain actual need & requirements.

It is good news in Eastbourne, East Sussex, with schools reporting no problems in providing equipment for Eastbourne students primary & secondary levels. Being well prepared for potential school closures ahead of the announced time.

Elsewhere in the country the situation remains variable, but in the main positive. Schools advise laptops are NOT what is required, more suitable equipment being as  Google Chrome Book, Tablets.(still required for schools remaining under resourced)

Also CfC Volunteers have risen to the challenge, developing compatible equipment to enable this countries children maintain educational access.

Computers for Charities is offering advice & support to schools, and welcomes any enquiries for support / assistance country wide.

Contact Karen: email admin@computersforcharities.org Tel: 01323 848588. Web: www.computersforcharities.org  

    

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BBC Make a Difference Appeal – Donate a Laptop

BBC Make a Difference Appeal – Donate a Laptop. The BBC has launched an appeal to assist children in the UK to maintain their education from home.

Given the current COVID restrictions and school closures & affecting some 6.7 million children. Computers for Charities has been able to advise the BBC & Schools with the handling and processes of such a task.

Whether you are a would be donor, parent or school. We are happy to offer advice on distribution, roll out, safeguarding and so forth.

For more information please check the BBC link or contact Karen at Computers for Charities. Tel: 01323 848588 or email admin@computersforcharities.org. Thank you.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/5SqHJMTKZx5sYhlltXJvB1Q/give-a-laptop

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Pooh is Alive and well

Regardless of COVID. Winnie the Pooh is alive & well. Fans the world over will know of the Pooh Corner Shop, Hartfield, East Sussex and of course neighbouring Ashdown Forest for Pooh Bridge and adventures and hums!

CfC are Pooh fans and even more delighted to have received a donation of computer equipment from Pooh Corner owner Neil Reed.

Thank you so much, and we all look forward to the shop opening before too long.

If you have never been to Pooh Corner, it is a recommended visit.

Check out their website https://shop.poohcorner.co.uk

Plus keep an eye for out for Michael Portello’s new series of BBC Train Journeys when he makes a visit to Pooh Corner!

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Santa Update

Christmas Shoebox Update. Sorry to be a party pooper. The Truth about Santa is! He actually has two days to take the presents for the children.

25th December for countries operating on the Roman Catholic Calendar & 7th January Orthodox Calendar…. So a little while longer for the children in Russia & other countries.

However in Bulgaria.. Santa has made an exception for the handicapped children at Novi Pazar and all is well..

Thank you again for your support of these youngsters and more besides. I would also add the staff at this school are amazing, creative and so supportive of the kids.

Hence wanting to support them all……

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Happy Christmas – Thank You

CfC is having a break 24th Dec to 4th Jan. But what a year and thanks to all for your support.

Our Volunteers have been amazing, and despite increased requests for support they have not stopped throughout this COVID time.

Our Christmas Shoebox Appeal is the finale of the 2020 calendar. Great responses and Santa has delivered, Locally and across Eastern Europe.

4000 miles clocked up, Snow, Freezing Fog, Lock downs across Europe. But all that has been given out and reached it’s destination.

Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, Croatia & Slovenia this year.

Be Blessed this Christmas and it all starts up again 4th January.

Closing date for 2021 Shoeboxes is 19th November.. Just to give you fair warning..

Thank You.

Simon

Plus well done Craig & all at Hailsham Knit & Natter. Your items have gone even further…. Big thanks to all. New Shoebox Logo thanks to Johnny Kimble & dear lady from Brighton her support also

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On the road again….

On the road again…… We know that it has been a difficult year for many globally yet hope can come from small gestures of kindness as well as the big break through. Thanks to the generosity of infant and primary schools, local knitting groups, churches and individuals nationally as well as locally, Computers for charities are in the middle of distributing shoeboxes and rescue boxes to local charities and humanitarian needs within charities in Eastern Europe (travelling to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia and all the challenges it brings with the weather and road conditions). In some of these places many orphanages, homeless, homes for the elderly and schools can be over looked, so this is a practical way as well as a blessing, of giving hope in a box!

To all those who make shoe boxes for many organisations and give to food banks and homeless charities – one act of kindness makes a difference to someone who feels forgotten.

Thank you.

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Informed Decisions

In all things. It remains our responsibility alone to make clear judgements and the right decisions. Sh

ould we choose and make effort, information is available to aid this. Not long ago, Tony Blair former Prime Minister assured Britain’s people of weapons of massed destruction, which cost lives and totally destabilised nation. This information proved to be false.

COVID 19 is not a conspiracy, it does exist and has cost lives. Many people now will be weighing up to have a vaccine, which for some this will be a help.

However it is not the panacea for all viruses, as with Cancer there will be many forms. It is sad, that the same level of investment undertaken here, has not contributed to the reduction of Ebola, Cerebral Maleria, TB, Typhoid. But the thing that has not been said, not all die from contracting COVID.

Annually around 9% of the worlds population contract flu. But not all die.

Using statistics from across Europe, which currently where I am, as I travel across Europe with our annual Christmas Shoebox appeal for children & Elderly. I can give you the figures….

In the United Kingdom of those testing positive for COVID. This represents  0.02575757575% of our population of 66 million people across Scotland, England, Wales & Northern Ireland.

We all will know people in this position. Those sadly that have died from the condition represent 0.00093081818%

Finally the chances of catching COVID or risk factor remains similar throughout Europe, as with all these statistics at 0.03613764699%.

This is a serious matter, but sadly fear & anxiety have taken root. In part thanks to our media. So take heart and for those with faith. Remember God casts out all fear….

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More than Computers

Computers for Charities. It’s more than Computers, we are Passionate about People!

Many thanks to all those that have supported our Christmas Shoebox appeal. Today well done to the staff & children of Roselands Infant School, Eastbourne. Green Street Green Baptist Church, Orpington & Knit & Natter, Hailsham. Shoeboxes and tonnes of amazing knitted items.

Please send in your surplus Double Knit & Chunky wool leftovers. Plus thanks to Northwards Ltd, Shetland with the transportation of 3 dentist chairs and sterilising equipment to benefit hospitals in Burkina Faso.. And hopefully another 2 dentist chairs bound for Uganda.

This year we will be driving out to Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria & Serbia 5th December.

Meanwhile homeless charities have benefitted from blankets & single duvets to aid rough sleepers at this time. All thanks to your support. Well done…

And of course working computers, mainly laptops are needed to aid charities and folk in social isolation. If you can help, please get in touch.

Contact Karen email: admin@computersforcharities.org Tel: +44 01323 848588 website: www.computersforcharities.org

Thanks again to Roselands Infant School, Eastbourne, Knit & Natter, Hailsham & Pastor David Wood and members of Green Street Green Baptist Church, Orpington and of course the many others who have supported in 2020. Thank you

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Christmas Shoebox Update

Computers for Charities. Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2020.

This weekend we offer our thanks to the people, schools and Churches of North Devon, for their continued support. Year after Year.

Brayford and surrounding areas, and of course outstanding direction from Jonathan & Madeleine Brownell of Whitefield. Thank you & Well done.

Time remains to get your Christmas shoeboxes prepared and sent in Or maybe consider making a Rescue Box to benefit the Homeless and street people.

Information available from Karen email: admin@computersforcharities.org Tel: 01323 848588  

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