Not just words but actions. Britain has many unique qualities.. Which includes our charitable nature.
Throughout this COVID period, numerous organisations across the country and their dedicated volunteers have given time, skills to support the vulnerable & disadvantaged within our communities and further afield.
CfC is no exception and like the others provided full time support and assistance locally, nationally and overseas.
Sadly there will be many organisations unable to reopen their doors, jobs lost and vital support irretrievable due to severe financial losses. And for the rest of us still standing our continued existence remains in the balance without continued support.
The recent BBC Make a difference Appeal enabled thousands of children to gain access to a computer during the schools closure…. Equipment valued at several hundreds of thousands of pounds donated… But despite this, it costs and for us, 1500 laptops made available to our countries children was at a cost of £75,000 to prepare and send out.
So please bare a thought for your local charities and continue to encourage and support those seeking to make a difference.
Not just words but actions….. Well done to all of you hidden Heroes….
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.
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 email@example.com. Thank you.
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.