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!
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.
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.