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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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Please bear with us!

Unexpected circumstances in the last couple of weeks have caused us to need a bit of an impromptu structural reshuffle, and as responsibilities are distributed we'll be lagging a little. We're currently running on limited resources, and those we have are a little disorganised.
We are ironing out …

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Changes ahead!

We're in the process of transferring our email provider, and removing our reliance on Virgin Media. It's a free service to us, granted, but only borrowed as part of a consumer package paid for by a private sponsor, which we can't rely on forever.
For now, freeitstafford@virginmedia.com emai…

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We value your feedback!

After a real rigmarole trying to get verified, we've finally got ourselves a Trustpilot page!
If you've seen real world results through the help we've given, or simply want to give us a motivational nudge, please hop over and leave us a review 🙂

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Calling all businesses!

A huge thanks to the team at EU Automation of Beaconside, your donation of equipment has now gone through our comprehensive refurbishment process and already we've gifted 12 of those units to Priory Park Community School to furnish their new computer suite 🙂
If you are a local business upgrading y…

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A new hope!

A pleasure to meet the team at Elim Hope Church today, to deliver and set up 10 desktop systems for use in their offices and community rooms.
These are all items donated by you lovely people and fixed up by our tech guys for free. Now they can start their new lives where they are desperately need…

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Wrapping up for the year!

Thanks all for your patience over the last week while we dealt with some hurdles, we're back to normality now.
We've a couple more visits to make this week but we are slowly 'wrapping up' for the year.
We thought you might like to know that between 16th January, and today, and with your kind h…

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Keeping you in the loop!

Not every interaction we have is caught on camera or added to this blog, whether that's because of safeguarding concerns, or camera shyness, or the fact that we plain forget.
 
However we can tell you that in the last few weeks we have provided free equipment to several more deprive…

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Onward bound!

Our updates may have been slacking just lately, but we are definitely hard at it behind the scenes :)
We're still working on our big project with Holmcroft YCC, to give them all the connectivity and I.T. resources they could ever need, and additionally we're refurbishing their digital CCTV system (b…

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You helped us to help more families!

Pleasure meeting the lovely team at Snap Cannock today, to drop in some goodies to allow them to offer extra online services to their kids and parents 🙂

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Leave us a review!

Woohoo...
After a bit of a faff, being "reviewed by Google" SEVERAL times, and having to do things the old fashioned way by sending letters, we finally secured our own Google business page. We'll now have a dedicated panel pop up on a Google search, and appear on Google maps.
More to the point…

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Another huge milestone!

We smashed another milestone 🙂 🙂
We totted up all the devices we've refurbished and rehomed this week, and completely blew away our end of year target. We'll have to rethink that, but can we, can we really make it 365 by the end of the year, one for every single day?
It's your kind donations of …

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Another good turn!

A massive thank you to the lovely staff and I.T. people at Berkswich C of E Primary School, for your large donation of surplus PC's and monitors from your computer suite!
They have all been blessed with the touch of our tech wizards, wiped clean of all the old documents, given a good internal dus…

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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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