Laptops For Refugees

Alton Lions Club (CIO) and Alton and District Community Resilience Fund (ADCRF) have renewed their plea to those living and working in the Alton area, and especially the local business community, for used laptops that can be reconditioned and used to support refugees recently arrived in the UK.

This combined initiative follows the success of the ’Laptops for Schools’ appeal, organised during lockdown, which helped local children with home schooling.

This time the appeal will help refugee children and adults who have fled their homes with little more than they were standing up in.

The unwanted laptops need to be in good condition, with associated cabling, etc… and modern enough to contain at least Windows 7, in order to be updated to Windows 10.

They will be collected by Alton Lions and taken to Computer Solutions in Southampton where they will be cleared, re-conditioned and fitted with the relevant software.

The aim is for as much of the cost as possible to be met by ADCRF.

If you have a used laptop that you are able/willing to donate, please contact: Alton Lions on 01420 89218.