The Star: Laptops for All hands out 170 devices to Sheffield schools after donation from law firm Irwin Mitchell
Posted on Feb 01, 2022.
Thanks to a generous £40,000 donation from law firm Irwin Mitchell - which raised the funds by recycling old computers from its offices - we were able to hand out a further 170 laptops to pupils in schools across Sheffield. The devices will help children to stay connected during Covid-related absences.
The Star: Laptops For All: Vulnerable pensioner's tears of gratitude over laptop to reconnect with world
Posted on Jan 18, 2022.
We were delighted to be able to provide Linda with a laptop - a service user of SCCCC's Good Neighbour friendly visiting scheme. Having access to a device meant that she was able to watch long-forgotten films that reminded her of times past.
A generous donation from Vodafone's Charities Connected scheme
Posted on Jan 05, 2022.
We are delighted to be working with Vodafone's Charities Connected scheme, offering Pay as You Go SIMs (20GB data plus unlimited calls and texts each month for a period of six months) at no charge - such a generous donation from Vodafone will help lots of people across the city to get online!
The Star: Laptops for All: Campaign's bid to help close digital divide in Sheffield
Posted on Dec 20, 2021.
Today we launched our new campaign - Laptops for All - to ensure every household in Sheffield has access to a device. Laptops for All aims to increase access to learning, enterprise and communication for people of all ages. Originally launched in 2020 as Laptops for Kids, our non-profit campaign sourced donations of 15,000 new and used devices, carried out secure erasure and distributed to schools according to need across the North of England. Now we are focusing on addressing the wider digital divide in society.
Blancco & LTFK Award Nomination
Posted on Dec 02, 2021.
We were delighted to have been nominated for the Circular Economy Award at the Better Society Awards but even more delighted to meet the Blancco Tech team in-person at last! Sadly we didn't win, but it was a fantastic evening and inspiring to hear about some of the other amazing projects being run up and down the country.
IM: Law Firm's £40,000 Donation Set To Deliver High Tech Benefits For Local Children
Posted on Jul 01, 2021.
Irwin Mitchell have raised £40,000 for the campaign by recycling old laptops as part of their Responsible Business strategy. The money donated will be used to purchase refurbished laptops for disadvantaged pupils in the city.
The Yorkshire Post: 'Four in 10 Sheffield schools' in need of more digital devices to help children's online learning
Posted on Jun 21, 2021.
The Yorkshire Post looks at results of a poll run by Learn Sheffield to understand how schools will continue to use technology to support learning. Findings stress the importance of tackling digital poverty before the education disadvantage gap worsens.
The Star: This unfairness is not over and we still need your help
Posted on Jun 21, 2021.
Nancy Fielder writes about how our campaign to get laptops into the hands of disadvantaged pupils is far from over. Even though schools are back open, classes are still being sent home to isolate and learn remotely and the need for devices to complete homework and research tasks may well be here to stay.
Derbyshire Times: Chesterfield College calls for donations of IT equipment to help close digital divide
Posted on Jun 02, 2021.
Chesterfield College is now urging businesses and individuals to donate their unused devices so that they can be refurbished by digital technologies students at the College and donated for use. For more information, please visit ltfk.co.uk/chesterfield.
The Star: Sheffield businesses continue to support laptop campaign
Posted on Mar 25, 2021.
We are delighted to have joined forces with TecSec Services Ltd, an IT and risk management specialist who are supporting the campaign both by offering their office as a drop-off point for donations and erasing data prior to the devices being allocated to schools.