More Good News

Networking is good and provides real benefits in the Charity world as with the recent dental equipment manoeuvres.  

Sorry for the delay in getting our 2020 Christmas Shoebox Update prepared, but the last year and months in particular have been frantic.

So here we are hot off the press… and of course we hope and trust people will wish to support the 2021 Christmas Shoebox appeal. Thank you to all who have supported over the years and well done. Also the staff and children at Novi Pazar provide a big thumbs up!

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Working together part 2

More Dental equipment going from Shetland to Africa. Thanks again to Northward Transport and Bananabox Trust, Dundee. Health care here in the UK & Western World, possibly we take for granted. Dental care in many places is not accessible.

Back in 2017, I spent 3 months in Brighton’s Royal Sussex County Hospital due to a tooth infection. Two heart valves replaced, ruptured spleen needing removing and all from a tooth. For me, I owe my life and thanks to all at the Royal Sussex. Thank you.

Plus, do you live near Eastbourne. Have time to spare. We need more Volunteers at the workshop, including part time Admin assistant 20 hours per week.

Please get in touch.

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Working Together Makes good things Happen

Working together is the only way.

Computers for Charities handles a wide variety of enquiries and many nothing to do with computers.

Organisations worldwide with needs and likewise folk wanting to do good.

Some months ago an email from Edwin Moar in Shetland enquired as to relocating dentistry equipment after dental surgeries in Shetland had gone through an updating process.

Job done and possibly for the first time in local history.

People in Burkina Faso have now received the equipment to get started…

But only made possible by help..Northwards Ltd of Shetland providing the transportation free of charge from Shetland to Leicester, Feed the Hungry Leicester shipping to the places of need.

4 Dentist chairs on this occasion.. shortly more to follow to other countries.

Thank you and well done

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On the move

Despite Lockdown CfC has been on the go throughout the COVID period as demand for support went through the roof….

And continues. Monday 26th April Simon is back on the road to Eastern Europe and then IES Asbastos College Valencia, Spain. #

Regardless of BREXIT. Erasmus the EU program providing work experience opportunities for EU students in other countries continues…..    

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Unique Britain

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….

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Action not Words

Saving the planet is all well and good. However to do this, we need support to have the tools for the job.

All of us must take responsibility in this…

Computers for Charities needs solid financial support for the purchase of a commercial plastic granulator. Without support the rot from plastic waste continues.

Companies / Individuals help us reach the target at Crowd Funder. 13 days to run on this one.

Let’s see Action, not Words!.

Thank you. Simon Rooksby. Chairman Computers for Charities

https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/it-plastic-recycling-initiative-1  

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Help us to Recycle Plastic Waste & Protect our Environment

Globalists, Environmentalists have told us. Plastics are poisoning our world.

Sussex charity, Computers for Charities is one of the guilty party but seeking to change that.

Chairman – Simon Rooksby says.

Reuse is a good thing and since 1994, the charity has stopped literally1000’s tonnes becoming immediate waste, through reuse. However a time come for all things.

That time is end of life!

The most problematic factor for CfC has been Plastics. Computers screens, laptop cases, etc. But the charity wants to change this, and launches it’s appeal through crowd funder.

Starting, Midday April 1st to raise funds for the purchase of a plastic granulator. Not cheap. £30,000 but the return alone, is a start on reducing plastic waste which currently goes into landfill.

Not biodegradable, leaching our soil and polluting our water table.

Simon says. The charity wants to get it right, but we need help and support. There has been no funding or support to enable this..

We know because we have tried for so many years.

In addition it is hoped purchase of this machinery will provide sheltered employment & training opportunities locally then aid roll out of similar projects further afield.

Why landfill? Because companies won’t take it. They demand processed raw plastic for reuse. Which is granulated plastic processed into pellet format.

It’s a start and folk can help make a difference by supporting this initiative through the Crowd Funder web page.

Link https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/it-plastic-recycling-initiative-1  

For more information or to support. Contact Simon. Tel: 01323 848588 email: simon@computersforcharities.org web www.computersforcharities.org

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CfC Latest Update Hot of the Press

Computers for UK Schools, Dental Chairs to Sierra Leone and the list goes on.

Our latest update is here and your support very welcome.

Thank you.

Simon

Simon Rooksby

Computers for Charities

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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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