Global business “Regus” partners CfC for National Recycle Week

Click to see Simon Rooksby of CfC and Keith Purdey of Regus

On Tour with Simon Rooksby founder of CfC and Keith Purdey, MD of Regus (foreground)

Sussex based Computers for Charities is delighted to team up with global workspace provider Regus for National Recycle Week from 17-21 June.

During the week, 34 local Regus centres in the UK will become collection points for unwanted business computers, laptops and mobile phones. The initiative was announced to coincide with World Environment Day on 5th June.

Businesses are being invited to drop off their unwanted computers and mobile phones for recycling at the local Regus centres between 17 – 21 June.

Additionally, Simon Rooksby from CfC will be taking the unique ‘data destructor’ machine on a Road show to 11 Regus centres so businesses can get their hard drives crushed to ensure all data is destroyed.

CfC will be providing Certificate of Data Destruction for equipment with hard drives and carrying out recycling in line with environmental and data protection regulations.

Businesses are being encouraged to make small donations for the service to CfC via Regus’s website to aid the charities annual Christmas shoebox appeal.

Steve Purdy, Managing Director at Regus, comments: “We are encouraging smaller businesses which have recently upgraded their IT equipment to bring along redundant computers, laptops and mobile phones to our centres so that, through Computers for Charities, they can be given a new lease of life.”

Click to see Simon Rooksby of CfC and Keith Purdey of Regus

Simon Rooksby founder of CfC rear, Keith Purdey, MD of Regus in foreground

In total, 34 Regus centres in northern England, Scotland and in west London are taking part in the initiative. Regus operates a global network of flexible, modern work spaces including business lounges, meeting rooms and touch-down desks.

Simon Rooksby, Chairman of Computers for Charities, says: “We are thrilled to be working with an international organisation such as Regus in helping to protect the environment and help good causes. We’ve recycled over 250,000 computers donated by businesses since being established in 1994 and I know what a difference our scheme can make.”

For further information about the Regus recycling initiative, including details of all the centres taking part and the dates and times of the ‘data destructor’ roads show see www.regus.co.uk/computersforcharities.

For information about the financial support CfC needs to fund its work, which is carried out by volunteers, see www.computersforcharities.org/help

ENDS

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.

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

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