Blog posts : "General"

Blackout, don't back out!

Are you brave enough to go without internet for a whole day and experience digital poverty for yourself?
Join our 24 hour sponsored blackout on Sunday 1st October to raise funds and awareness for our project, and get your mates to bet you can't do it!
Sponsorship forms available now, see the p…

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It's the SimPal things!

We're delighted to be working with in fighting the digital divide, together providing equipment and connectivity where it's desperately needed.

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Do you tube?

We're chuffed to bits to be supported by Dave Jones at who's donating the ad revenue from his latest upload.
Watch the video and you'll be helping us future-proof our project!
Or support us any time at

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Creating revenue!

Do you know a YouTuber?

We're having to dream up some weird, wonderful, unconventional ideas for fund raising, to maintain our project.

We're currently looking to team up with creators who'd be willing to offer to donate us the ongoing ad revenue from just one of their uploads.

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We've recently celebrated our 800! That's 800 internet-ready gadgets that have been saved from e-waste and given a new lease of life where they were desperately needed!

You can view a short promo here: Free laptops, PC's and tablets now given back to the community: 800 :D :D - YouTube

Thank y…

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We have PATential!

Don't forget we are at Stafford Repair Cafés event this Saturday 15th, at Wildwood community centre.
We're offering free Portable Appliance Testing for the gadgets you've had repaired, or anything else you'd like us to check over for your own peace of mind.
We'll provide the PAT meter, the qu…

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Banking on your support!

In talking to potential sponsors, it's been pointed out that although we promote our PayPal link relentlessly, it's more aimed at one-off payments from other PayPal accounts or one-time-purchase through cards, and is not really an accessible option to some businesses. That could be resulting in us…

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Waste not want not!

During the course of our work, inevitably we'll find there is equipment that's just too far gone. Up until now we've been dismantling those and cashing in our scrap metals, but we've recently discovered a less time consuming solution, which also will allow us to give a little back to other charities…

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Those fairies again!

Some more hefty thanks and tags necessary today!
Firstly to the team at Staffordshire UNISON for their very generous donation of laptops, which we've earmarked for Penkridge schools 🙂
And then especially to the very lovely and patient team at The Calibration Centre Ltd, who'd stored i…

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Today we've delivered our number 700, a jazzy silver HP Intel i3 laptop, with charger and padded carry case 🙂
Your pledges allowed us to buy a replacement battery and rocket fast SSD drive for this laptop, which one of you lovely people had dropped to our donation point only a few days ago.

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By the books!

A huge thanks to all of our sponsors and one-off donors.
We've just wrapped up our second fiscal year, and in the aim of transparency, it turns out that our total income for the last 12 months was £4547, and our outgoings £4280. That leaves just enough to pay our secure storage this month, until …

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Back to schools!

Thanks to you lovely people, over the next few weeks we'll be delivering free equipment to even more schools 🙂
We've teamed up with the Special Educational Needs co-ordinator who manages equipment requirements in the ST19 area, and we've delivered a second stack of Windows 10 and 11 PC's and lapto…

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Sea What We Did There!

We visited Stafford Sea Cadets and updated their I.T. suite, originally equipped with a bunch of obsolete, disconnected Windows XP desktop PC's, which had become very cumbersome ornaments.
Now, they are fully upgraded with a mix of wi-fi ready Windows 10 and 11 PC's, and a whole heap of Windows 1…

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Dub be good to me!

We are pleased to welcome Jody and the team at Midland VW on board as our newest corporate sponsor!

Tea and tests!

We'll be at the next two repair cafe's with our PAT test gear to carry out free safety checks on your electrical gadgets :)

SATURDAY 4 MARCH = ST JOHN’S CHURCH, Westhead Avenue, Littleworth, Stafford, ST16 3RP 10.00 am til 1.00 pm


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Happy holidays!

As we "wrap" up for the festivities, we just owe a massive round of thanks to everyone who we've worked with and who have supported us in our second year. Next April we will close our year 2 accounts and begin our year 3, and there's simply no way we could have made it this far without you all 🙂

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Our mission!

1 in 5 children home schooling during the pandemic did not have access to an appropriate device like a laptop.
26% of young people still do not have access to a laptop or similar device.
Together, we can tackle this.

An update!

We've rehomed:
-315 laptops, netbooks, macbooks
-217 desktops, iMacs, all-in-ones
-95 tablets, iPads
With your help 🙂

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Another huge milestone is reached!
Today we handed over two more of your unwanted PC's which takes our total to 600 refurbished devices given back to the community where they are needed most, for free 🙂
We've rehomed:
- 303 laptops, netbooks, macbooks
- 209 desktop PCs, iMacs, all-in-ones

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