South Swindon MP’s Successful Laptop Scheme Extended To Benefit Local Charities

By Jamie Hill - 3 May 2021

Charity

South Swindon MP Robert Buckland has extended his successful Laptops For Local Schools Campaign so that local charities can now also benefit from refurbished devices.

Robert began the Laptops For Local Schools Campaign back in January, in addition to supporting Swindon schools to ensure that they were able to take advantage from the Government’s “Get Help With Technology Scheme.”

Over the past three months, residents and local companies have been generously donating unused or unwanted devices to local businesses, SP Computers and Excalibur Communications. The hardworking teams at both firms have been busy refurbishing these devices and getting them ready for pupils to use.

The green scheme has seen school pupils from many schools across the town benefit from donated devices and helped to reduce landfill.

Robert commented: “I am extremely grateful to all of those local residents and businesses who have donated devices; not to mention the brilliant teams at SP Computers and Excalibur, who have stepped up at such a difficult time, and repaired hundreds of devices for pupils at schools right the way across the town.

“I have been contacted by several local charities who are also in need of laptops and devices, so we have decided to extend the scheme.

“I am calling for residents and businesses here in Swindon who have unwanted or unused devices to get in touch so that these can be put to good use.

“I am also calling for local charities to get in touch if they could benefit from a refurbished device.”

If you would like to donate a device, or you belong to a local charity or organisation and you would like to register your interest in the scheme, please get in touch with Robert by emailing robert.buckland.mp@parliament.uk

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