Gracias

Thanks and well done to Fran & Jonathan from Asbastos College Valencia during there Ersamus experience with Computers for Charities.

Their clip is in Spanish.

But people may recognise places / people in their film

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFU4XobOPBw&ab_channel=jonitest48

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Northern Grit

110 employees of an automotive factory in the North East of England face company close down and unemployment this Christmas.

Regardless of their own future and uncertainty they are opting to support Computers for Charities, Christmas Shoebox appeal to benefit disadvantaged Children, Elderly and Homeless.

Talk of Northern Grit, this action speaks volumes. Thank you.

So now is the time to get in touch and get on board. Schools, Business and individuals and lets make a difference in other people’s lives this Christmas.

For more information. Please give me a call. Simon Rooksby

Computers for Charities. Tel: 01323 848588 or email. simon@computersforcharities.org.

web: www.computersforcharities.org.

Thank You    

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Broad Band Ruse

Broadband scandal ! Despite at least 20% of UK homes still lacking direct broadband access by choice or design. Choice is now decided by landline suppliers as they now charge for broadband regardless of personal preference.

Whilst many remote and not so remote locations, including here in Eastbourne suffering intermittent connectivity.

Computers for Charities is an organisation not compelled by computers. But people, hence “Passionate about people” is our by word. Community Pastoral support being just one aspect of CfC’s regular activities.

This weekend when visiting Mrs B a widow and octogenarian, we found her to be totally distraught regarding her latest telephone bill from landline supplier Talk, Talk.

Incredibly her bill had doubled given new additional charges for fibre broadband, despite here ongoing request of not having a need or desire for broadband.

We contacted Talk Talk about this arbitrary decision and Talk Talk handlers confirmed this to be the company’s policy. No we no longer supply Landline only packages and was unable to offer an alternative, and for those on low income, etc.

This is a dire state of affairs.

Just two suppliers provide Landline only packages. BT & Virgin Media but sadly maybe only until 2025, as the industry seeks to transfer all telecoms over to digital.

Reminiscent of 2012 when TV coverage changed from analogue to digital.

What of Mrs B. Put up or shut up basically is the answer. Changing suppliers will cost £70 not of her choosing or see phone bills double.

Sadly Ofcom the UK’s telephone watch dog remain silent on this one and as to Talk Talk, when a gesture of good will was suggested. They declined

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Teddy Bear Restorer Needed!

Can anyone Help.

Looking for a Teddy Bear restorer to rejuvenate a 1935 Chad Valley Teddy bear… My Mum’s who is now approaching 90…

Teddy is now very worn, stuffing coming out and needing an overhaul. Loved by at least two generations and hopefully passing onto 4th generation great granddaughter Little Daisy!

Any contact information welcome. Plus photo here of one of two brothers (John)..

Yes these Yorkshire folk are long livers

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Moving On

Renault Master 2006 15 Seater Minibus. White. 108175 miles. 2463cc, Tow bar with electrics. Minibus has been totally overhauled. Speed limiter installed 62mph. Seats removable. Numbers could be reduced, vehicle suitable for conversion and limiter disabled. Now surplus to the charities needs and offers welcome. (image supplied for illustration)

Also used Panasonic PT-DZ10K projectors 10600ANSI lumens DLP WUXGA (1920×1200) with ET-D75LE10 lens. Current list price for this projector is £28,000 & lens £3000. Please note these projectors are very powerful & suited for large hall or auditorium areas. Offers welcome.

Call Simon 01323 848588 or email: admin@computersforcharities.org Items are located in Eastbourne, East Sussex

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Computers for Charities Update

Bulgaria. Congratulations to Rod & Nina Johnson – 53 year married.

Hailsham. Thanks to Knit & Natter with even more knitted goods. Donations of wool to keep them going are welcome.

Christmas Shoebox Appeal is Underway.. Well done to Ruth rallying support on Shetland. (Good luck with this one!)

Noo Dan Fokk, 

I wiz in da shop on da street buying peerie bars o soap fur my Mam tae takk tae Wastview . (She his made up aboot 20 peerie bags for da shoebox appeal an its no even August yit!) 

 I spakk tae da lasses about shampoo bars as we ken dat dey are such a great idea. 

Quar needs a dis plastic trash? 

Da lasses said dey wide ‘be comin shun’ . 

Lang lippened!!! 

Is der onny chance at you widd think to do wan o dis ‘ buy wan, gi wan’ schemes? 

It wid be winderful if fokk could supply da Lerrik Foodbank wi a scheme likk dat and we keyn at dey last much longer as yun trash bottles! 

If you widd likk tae tink about it and you did get more shampoo or soap as fokk could uus at hame;  we widd be affil blyde to takk some oot tae Bulgaria at Christmas time quar da fokk dunna hae da sam as we it want wi.

Let Wiz keyn quitt your tochts ir?

Tanks tae you an every blissin

Ruth”

Support: But yes we need your support to encourage the children with Cancer in Romania, handicapped children at Novi Pazar in Bulgaria. Long term patients suffering chronic Mental Health in Serbia and the elderly both in UK & Overseas.

Churches, Clubs, Individuals, Companies we would love to hear from you.. Many thanks.

Simon

Simon Rooksby – Computers for Charities

Website or email: Admin Tel: 01323 848588

Registered Charity No: 1107802

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A Spanish Welcome

BREXIT has come and gone. However links remain with the EU Erasmus Program.

Computers for Charities welcomes Adrian, Fran, Jonathan from IES Asbastos, Valencia and the sun swept Mediterranean to rain swept Eastbourne, Sussex for 3 months

Welcome to the best of British

Computers for Charities provides Intern & work experience opportunities at its main workshop in Eastbourne. Contact us for more information. www.computersforcharities.org

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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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