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In September we will be taking a few days off from solving the science publishing crisis in order to solve the education inequality crisis. We can't solve that problem with just the four of us, though: we need your donations!

We will be undertaking a 6-day cycle ride in Chile for Computer Aid International that will take us along the Andes in Patagonia. We will ride over 375 kilometres on diverse terrain; a challenging combination of tarmac and dusty red-earth off-road trails.

Computer Aid International provides the highest-quality, professionally refurbished computers for reuse in education, health and not-for-profit organisations in developing countries. Computer Aid has shipped over 135,000 PCs to where they are most needed in more than 100 countries, helping people to gain the education and skills that they require to break away from poverty.

For example, £2900 will enable Computer Aid to equip a disadvantaged school with an entire 20 PC lab for the first time. The application of IT is targeted where it will have the most positive social and economic impact. The digital divide that currently exists between the developed and developing countries is enormous. Latest World Bank research shows that there are 5 or fewer computers per 1,000 people in most of Sub-Saharan Africa and the South Asian sub-continent.

What's more, reusing working computers provides an environmentally friendly way of recycling relinquished hardware that might otherwise have been dumped in one of the UK's multitude of landfills.

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Raising money for

Computer Aid International

Computer Aid International

Charity Registration No. 1069256

Computer Aid International refurbishes donated computers in the UK and sends them to where they are most needed for use by schools and non-profit organisations in developing countries. It works in partnership with local people to ensure that all of its computers are used effectively by communities in need.

Raising money for

Run by Computer Aid International

Charity Registration No. 1069256

Donations 144

Cake, books, etc

Donation by Matt Kaiser on 01/02/10


Donation by Johanna Parkin on 18/01/10


+ £4.51 Gift Aid

Well Done Matt!

Donation by Katherine Simpson on 04/01/10


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

From book swapping

Donation by BMC avid readers on 01/12/09


Thanks Jess!!

Donation by Ruth on 01/12/09


Donation by Karyn McWilliam on 17/11/09


woot. have donated. at last!

Donation by Damian Marlee on 04/11/09


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Finally got round to it! Good luck reaching your target!

Donation by Mo on 22/10/09

so i'm so late with donating! Hope it's going well.....

Donation by Hannah Bongers on 22/10/09


From Deb.

Donation by Matt - Thanks! on 13/10/09



Donation by Matt on 12/10/09


Well done folks!

Donation by Rachel Morton on 12/10/09


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

To Matt and the team, well done hope it was thoroughly rewarding

Donation by Bruce and Adelle on 11/10/09


+ £4.23 Gift Aid

Well Done Matthew You've done really well ,

Donation by Grandad X on 09/10/09


+ £7.05 Gift Aid

Very Well done Matthew

Donation by Auntie Betty on 09/10/09


Welll done on making it back in one piece!

Donation by Tasha on 08/10/09


+ £9.87 Gift Aid

Suerte con slot machine

Donation by Ruth on 07/10/09


oohh- hope I'm not too late with this! I think you are actually cycling RIGHT NOW! hope it's going well Ruth! much love to you xxx

Donation by Philippa on 02/10/09


+ £5.64 Gift Aid

have fun Joe & friends

Donation by Rob Brewer (rbrwr@flickr) on 23/09/09


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

covering costs

Donation by Joe on 23/09/09


cake etc

Donation by m'colleagues on 23/09/09


Biscuits! Mmm

Donation by Matt on 23/09/09


+ £1.97 Gift Aid

Good luck guys. Matt - I expect a Gary Neville-esque thrusting celebration when you complete the ride!

Donation by Adam Coatham on 22/09/09


+ £2.82 Gift Aid

Good Luck Matt and fellow cyclists, hope the legs stay strong, take care, we will be thinking of you

Donation by Kathy and KenX on 22/09/09

Good luck Matt!

Donation by Catriona Wright on 22/09/09


+ £1.41 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£7,115.17
  • Offline donations£1,420.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£8,535.17
  • Gift Aid£1,105.92

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