1st Mar, 2021

Digital Droitwich joy as drive for devices to help children with remote learning hits the 100 mark

AN APPEAL for old laptops, tablets and other electronic devices so children in Droitwich can have online access for home schooling has received an ‘overwhelming’ response.

The 100th device was donated this week to Digital Droitwich which was launched just a fortnight ago so old computers could be refurbished and used by the town’s pupils.

A company in Worcester ‘Bits n PCs’ has refurbished as many as possible free of charge, turning them around in 24 hours.

Community champion Neil Bates, leading the campaign, said: “It’s an incredible number and proves that once again the community of Droitwich can step up to the mark when asked.”

He thanked Bits n PCs, along with the Salvation Army and Droitwich CVS which have acted as drop-off points for anyone wishing to donate a device and helping with distributing the devices across the area.

“With rumours that the schools may not reopen until at least next month there is still time to donate, so if anyone has an old laptop or tablet, no matter what the condition, please get it to us so that we can try and help as many youngsters in the town as possible.”

Anyone who can donate devices should contact Droitwich.Spa@salvationarmy.org.uk or visit Droitwich CVS at the Old Library in the town between 9am and 4pm.

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