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Towards the next milestone!

In the last month we've serviced and rehomed another 24 of your unwanted PC's, laptops, tablets, and Apple devices, taking our total so far to 524 :)

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500!

In under 18 months we have now serviced and rehomed 500 of your unwanted PC's, laptops, and tablets!
Our delivery yesterday of a laptop to a housebound client of Cerebral Palsy Mid Staffs (CPMS) saw us smash this impressive milestone!
Thank you to everyone who's donated equipment and funds to …

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Nearing another milestone!

Since January 2021 we've refurbished and rehomed 494 of your...
- Laptops, netbooks and macbooks (263)
- Android tablets and iPads (70)
- iMacs, desktop PC's and all-in-one PC's (161)
For free!

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A 'bug' in our system!

Huge thanks again to Midland VW, Volkswagen specialist in Cannock, who not only sponsored one of our biggest projects in our early days, but who have also now pledged to donate all of their unwanted I.T. equipment!

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Rapidly getting closer!

With the addition of 6 units gifted to 2078 Boscobel Air Cadets today, we've now refurbished and handed over a total of 454 internet ready devices since we formed last January :)
And that's not counting the monitors, speaker sets, keyboards and mice that you lovely people have donated to tu…

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Back to school!

It's time for another thankyou...
They very kindly allowed us to dig through their surplus I.T. equipment before it's disposed, and we've taken away a pile of kit, some of which we've already rehomed, and some which you'll see popping up on our good n…

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Thanks for thinking of us!

More huge thanks due, this time to 848 IT Services at Beaconside.
They thought of us before heading to the tip, and donated a 'sizeable' stack of their redundant equipment for us to refurbish and give away :)
www.848.co

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A testing time!

To raise our project some extra cash we're now offering PAT testing at £3 per item.
We'll provide a full written certification plus the familiar green stickers.
Get in touch to learn more, or see the "PAT" section here on our website 🙂

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It's not useless!

Do you have an old iPad that won't update any more, and will no longer run your favourite apps?
Don't take it to the tip, drop it in to us!
Some schools have the ability to re-use them, to install their own educational software, which is compatible with even the older versions of iOS and bypas…

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No horsing around!

Massive respects to Vicki and the team at Online For Equine in Hixon, for thinking of us before they headed to the tip...
They've donated a huge stack of their redundant equipment which we'll now put through our secure erase procedure to ensure all of their remaining business data is destroyed, t…

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A pause for Easter!

Please note our donation point at Highfields is temporarily closed and will re-open Thurs 21st April

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Blankety blank!

* Secure erasing *
A common question we're asked is if, and how, we'll make sure any existing data is erased from your donation. And yes, we do, so please make sure you've taken a back up of your important stuff before you donate, because once it's gone, it's really gone!
As for the how, wel…

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New sponsors!

We've added some new corporate sponsors to our paid advertising initiative, we'll use their contributions to help us pay for some of the costs we simply can't avoid in the course of our project. To find out how your business can get involved, click on our 'sponsors' page

Doc's Mobile Clinic

Re…

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Buy us a battery!

* BUY US A BATTERY *
Thanks again to our PayPal supporters and sponsors, you've all been so generous and your contributions have allowed us to buy a stack of parts to restore some very broken laptops back to their former glory.
Now we can get those out into the community where they are despe…

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A great team!

Huge thanks to every single one of our tech volunteers, without whom, this entire venture would be unsustainable.
Tim
Jack
Mike A
Mike B
Michael F
James
Ollie
Brett
Craig
Every one of these purely decent chaps deserve a pat on the back for what they have done …

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Another milestone!

Thank you to those of you who've donated through PayPal, and to our sponsors:
Rehome & Repurpose @ Tranquility
Doc's Mobile Clinic
As a result of your contributions, we expect to reach another mi…

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Thanks to our Pay- Pals!

A huge thank you to every one of you who's made even the smallest donation to our PayPal, it all adds up and this week we've been able to use your contributions to refurbish and rehome even more of your unwanted equipment:
- 6x desktop PC's to Rugeley Army Cadets
- 3x laptops to Stoke Air Cade…

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Thank you !

Huge thanks to our ongoing sponsor Doc's Mobile Clinic in Stone, for helping us to help so many others 🙂
This past month their contribution to our costs has allowed us to provide laptops to the clients of:
-Wolverhampton CC Adult Education (3)
-Wolverhampton CC Restart (1)
-Stone Communit…

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Your time is precious to us!

*Volunteer installers*
We're looking for I.T. competent people to deliver and install refurbished equipment to various locations around Staffordshire.
You'll need to have knowledge of setting up PC's and laptops onto printers and network drives, fault finding any issues, and have some fundamen…

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Some upcoming changes!

- Changes to our terms -
We've recently had to cut back on our delivery options.
We rely on our volunteers to help us deliver items to their new homes around their own commitments, and this can cause delays in applicants receiving an item.
We will now offer to post items. We'…

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