Many thanks to folk for birthday wishes this weekend. I am touched. It was a weekend in Wolverhampton with great folk and a warm welcome. Plus, I know it is early. But hat’s off to The Good Shepherd Church, Lowhill with preparations underway to support the Computers for Charities – Christmas Shoebox appeal…. Need information. Please get in touch.
Computers for Charities. Bids farewell to Dan Amza a student from Asbastos College in Valencia, Espana. Dan has just completed a 3 month placement through the EU Erasmus Program and proved to be exceptional. Ersamus is a critical program providing working and cultural experience to students in other EU countries. We as with many are urging our politicians and the EU to ensure such opportunities do not come to a close. Well done to Dan and all such students and the colleges and schools sharing this vision.
Moving on with the times. Computers for Charities launches it’s Video Blog on You Tube… https://youtu.be/YJaqScyLTP8
2010 saw the launch of the Computers for Charities motorbike from Chandlers BMW Brighton. Which clocked up almost 100,000 miles across the UK & Europe.
15th November ironically saw it’s end. One year to the day since an operation for heart Valve replacments and also ironically on this day, returning home following a Cardiac Outpatients appointment at Brighton’s – Royal Sussex County Hospital, to which I returned via A&E.
The Old bike was deemed a write off. However once again, an anonymous donor made it possible to replace, and so it was on the 22nd February 2019 the new CfC bike took flight…But only until 29th March, and again after a trip to Brighton, we were struck down and again returned to the Royal Sussex Hospital.
Insurance is an interesting phenomina and certainly with motorcycles, even when not at fault is far from straightforward……. Over the weeks, it has been a write off, to be repaired, write off and on it goes…. However for me anyway.. the good news finally.
It is to be repaired and shortly back on the road and then hopefully an official launch…….. 100,00 miles.. well we will wait and see!
Chandlers BMW Brighton 2010 & 2019 – BMW RS1100 & BMW R1200RT
Well done and thanks to Hailsham Knit & Natter group, Grange Evangelical Church and more..
188 beautifully knitted Childrens Cardigans, 80 blankets, Childrens Hats, Scarves & Gloves received…. Hailsham Knit & Natter now meet on Mondays from 1 – 3pm at Maryan Court, Downsview Way, Hailsham, BN27 3DJ.
All are welcome to drop in…. They do need Chunky and Double Knit wool.. If you can help or have spare. Please pass it on. Thank you and well done.
Making a change to the current stories of Brexit and European Elections. Computers for Charities continues to provide support to Charities across the UK & Overseas. This week shipping computers for schools in Zambia, Environmental Projects in the far North of Scotland and London organisations aiding homeless, Vulnerable and drug dependant. Such is the scope of need being supported across the country and world. Whilst also providing a place for those that help and assist.. Long term sick, Retired and those needing a safe place to get back on track…… It is very people that count and both ends of our operation pleased to be of service…
MP Stephen Lloyd with CfC Volunteers.. (3rd from Right)
It was only a few weeks ago that Eastbourne based charity, Computers for Charities received a visit from Eastbourne Mayor Mrs Gill Matlock at it’s workshop, only to be followed by Eastbourne MP Mr Stephen Lloyd amidst the flurry of his hectic schedule and matters of state within Parliament.
Mr Lloyd met and talked with CfC Volunteers and toured the charities premises.
Mr Lloyd said; “I certainly was not prepared for this, I did not realise how widespread this charity’s support goes, let alone the scale of activities”
Simon Rooksby, Chairman & founder of the charity explained one such activity the charity supports, is ERASMUS an EU funded educational enabling students from neighbouring EU countries to gain work & cultural experience for periods ranging from 4 – 12 weeks.
Simon said; “We have supported this initiative for many years, providing opportunities for students from France, Spain, Germany, Romania and even Martinique to gain experience within the charity and local community, and remain anxious for this vital program to continue beyond BREXIT”.
Computers for Charities has been operating for 25 years, primarily aiding charities & Voluntary organisations locally & across the United Kingdom with IT and support,
However over the years, its support has diversified. Including it’s annual Christmas Shoebox appeal, aiding locally and wider afield. The development of educational projects in Prisons and overseas, whilst also supporting other charities including the “Sussex Heart Charity” to which Simon aims to raise funds by undertaking a 12,000 mile motorbike run in 2020, from London to Durban, following his own experience of heart surgery 18 months ago. The trip will include meeting Educational Ministers and Schools across the 17 Countries to be travelled.
CfC is unfunded and operates totally through the support of volunteers of all ages and abilities. More information for organisations and donors is available at www.computersforcharities.org or Tel: 01323 848588