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Computer Commuters

6 runners ran to help the Care4Calais in Islington.

  • Sam Chapman
  • Patrick Luong
  • Simon Fitzmaurice
  • Becky
  • Ernestas Jegorovas-Armstrong
  • Tower Hamlets runner
Saturday, 20th of February 2021
Led by Simon Fitzmaurice

6 Goodgym runners, walkers and cyclists answered a call from Care4Calais regarding a sudden influx in laptop and technology donations to the charity. The organisation are currently receiving, resetting and rehoming old computers and laptops for households across London who currently do not have a single device for any form of communication. There are many families struggling to cope with limited access to technology, especially if this is a vital resource for home schooling during lockdown.

Each Goodgym member got in contact with their chosen laptop donator (who were based in various different boroughs), and arranged an appropriate time and place to pick up the laptop. Faye, the volunteer coordinator for C4C, then arranged a safe location for the laptop to be dropped off. The process was very efficient, and we are glad to see so many folks get involved (Patrick even had a old work laptop available, and gifted it to the cause).

Thank you so much for your help everyone! We are likely to have more technology delivery tasks in the pipeline, so watch this space!

Report written by Simon Fitzmaurice

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