Blog posts : "General"

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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Testing times!

We'll be at Repair Cafe on Saturday 5th November from 10am to 1pm with our PAT test kit.
Feel free to drop in with your small electricals for a free test!
Holmcroft Community Centre, Newland Avenue ST161NL

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Our new home!

You may have noticed that we've changed address 🙂
All of us here at Free I.T. would like to endlessly thank Justine and Nigel and everyone at the Rehome Repurpose project, not only for offering us donation storage space and financial support, but also for now allowing us to use their premises as a…

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A speedy result!

** Thank you all! **
Replacing old technology with new allows us to completely transform your aged gadgets, and one of the ways we do that is by replacing old fashioned mechanical hard disks with the latest microchip controlled SSD drives. Doing this can turn the oldest most sluggish laptop into …

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Zero to landfill!

Although we have no formal independent certification, as this would involve huge costs, we run our project with a "zero to landfill" policy.
We always try to repair and rehome as much as we can, but inevitably there will be items which we can only use for parts and the remainder has to go somewhe…

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The more the merrier!

We're chuffed to welcome on board our newest sponsor, Cowshed Works web design!
As a corporate sponsor we'll splash your advert on our social media and install it on the background of every PC and laptop we rehome, and in addition we'll send you regular spreadsheets so you can visualise how…

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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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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 :)

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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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