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Blog posts September 2021

Help us help others!

Will you help us buy some parts?
We've a few laptops needing replacement keyboards and batteries, and not very much cash left. With a rough average cost of each of those items being £20, if we can ask 10 of you to donate just £2 each we'll provide the repair skills for free and place another devi…

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Tidying up loose ends!

We finally remembered to set up the camera!
 
It's thanks to your kind donations of equipment and cash that we've now been able to install all of the network points and wi-fi coverage that Holmcroft YCC could ever need.
You paid for all of the…

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A family in need, we can help indeed!

We've been honoured today to meet with Deb from the Chase Lighthouse project, who's co-ordinated with a desperate family and given us the opportunity to take some of the load away from their shoulders when their only internet device got broken. We've donated a jazzy laptop to the family to allow the…

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8 months in!

Your kind donations of unwanted equipment and help with our running costs and parts costs (and coffee) have allowed us to repurpose 263 laptops, tablets, and desktop PC's back in to the community where they are needed most, in only 8 months! And that's still not counting the number of peripherals in…

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Two centres of attention!

Another productive day for our tech guys yesterday. Neil and Jack spent the day at two sites working on ongoing projects. Our time lapse camera let us down a bit so here's what happened...
- Continued installing cabling at Holmcroft YCC. We now have 3 brand new internet ports and a beefy wi-fi …

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A flying start!

Our Jack met with Tom from Rugeley 1871 Air Cadets today, at our donation point in Highfields, to hand over a few items to get their group off to a flying (pun) start running their new cadet registration system

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Capitalising at Capula!

Huge thank you to Capula at Stone, who donated us a stack of their surplus equipment 🙂
We're keen to work with local businesses who are upgrading their I.T. provisions and who are looking for a good cause (us) to reuse their unwanted devices!
Find the write-up here: https://capula.com/insights/…

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Answering prayers!

As part of our plan for our future, we're not only aiming to help out with refurbished kit, we're also planning some bigger and longer term projects delivering the connectivity behind it all (for free!).
We can tell you about a project we are currently working on which we've not said too mu…

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