Charity’s Recycling Operations Benefit from Substantial Corporate Donations

PRESS RELEASE
28th January 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Charity’s Recycling Operations Benefit from Substantial Corporate Donations

Recycling charity, Computers for Charities, are delighted to announce that they have received substantial donations from two corporate businesses.

Toyota Industries UK were initially approached for advice regarding an offer that had been received by the charity of an aged electric pallet lifter but requiring a replacement battery pack. Local enquiries had proved fruitless to locate the needed batteries; hence the charity penning a letter to the manufacturer seeking contact details for a battery supplier but exceeded expectations with the donation and delivery of a fully reconditioned pallet lifter machine. Sussex based LKR Components donated pallet shelving allowing the charity to significantly increase their storage capacity.

Computer’s for Charities’ Chairman, Simon Rooksby, said “The more recycling we can gather then the more economically viable our work is. With these two donations we can now increase the amount of donations we can store and we can fill our largest van to undertake single deliveries, saving on fuel and running costs”.

He added, “We rely on volunteers to keep things running and obviously safety is really important to us. The pallet mover is simple to use and we can easily train new volunteers. The shelving gives us extra capacity meaning we can keep the floor and workspaces clear. These gifts will make a huge difference to us and we really can’t thank Toyota and LKR components enough for their generosity, particularly at the moment when times are tough for everyone.”

Among the first to use the pallet mover were volunteers Tony Newton and Martin Harris. Martin commented, “I was amazed at how quickly I could operate the controls with precision and how efficiently a full pallet was placed on shelving about 3 metres up.”

Computers for Charities recycle donated computer equipment and make it available to schools, hospitals, charities, churches and other voluntary organisations. Equipment which can’t be refurbished can be safely disposed of through sister organisation Recycling for Charities.

NOTES TO EDITORS
· Computers for Charities is a charitable organisation established in 1994. In addition to providing refurbished computer equipment they also respond to requests for computer related help.

· Recycling for Charities was established in 2005. They can provide compliant disposal of electronic waste for a range of companies, in accordance with EU WEEE directives.

· Both organisations are based in Hailsham, East Sussex.

· Toyota is a global car manufacturer.

· LKR components are an injection moulding company based in Hailsham.

Simon Rooksby

Simon shakes the hand of Toyota’s delivery driver

CONTACT
Simon Rooksby, Chairman
Email: simon@computersforcharities.org
Tel: 01323 840641 (weekdays 9-5)
Web: http://www.computersforcharities.org and http://www.recyclingforcharities.org

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