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Sharon Ellis

Sharon Ellis is crowdfunding

28%
£290
raised of £1,000 target by 11 supporters

Weʼre raising £1,000 to help fund laptops for disadvantaged children who can't access their online education. Each laptop bought will be matched by Walton Charity.

Surrey & Sussex
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At the beginning of the first lockdown in 2020, I was listening to a report about how so many children were falling behind with their education due to not having access to a laptop. It really struck a chord with me...

As the Founder and Chair of ‘The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum’ (which is a local business community with over 500 members), it made me think that we must be able to help in some way? So, we came up with a plan and opened it up to the whole HR Forum community. Our plan was to collaborate with Commpoint Ltd, our IT support company and with the Walton Charity so we could collect, wipe and set-up any donated laptops and distribute them to those children who were most in need.

The initiative worked brilliantly last year and even with schools now reopening, the need is still great. So, we are continuing to collect and distribute new and used laptops to those children who are continuing to fall behind with their learning due to lack of online access.

FUNDING FOR NEW LAPTOPS

We recognise that not everyone may have a spare new/used laptop to donate, hence we have set up this JustGiving page to help fund the buying of new laptops...and there are strong incentives to do so:-

* Steve Jackson, MD of of Commpoint Ltd can buy new laptops at cost price and then set them up ready for immediate use. (All Steve's time spent working on these new laptops, as well as the used ones, is for free and we hugely appreciate this - thank you)

For every new laptop we buy, Walton Charity will match our donation and will supply another laptop for free (an incredibly generous donation that makes this route even more effective - thank you)

Any contribution, big or small, will help to make a difference and we all know how desperate this need is at the moment.

DONATING NEW & USED LAPTOPS

If you, or your business, can donate any new/used laptops - or if you know anyone else who may like to help, I would love to hear from you: sharon@therecruitmentconsultancy or 07787 552145. Alternatively you can chat to a member of our team on: 01483 456465

We can collect, wipe all personal data and distribute these laptops quickly and effectively. All you need to do is contact us and we can sort out the rest. (If you would rather erase the personal data yourself, this link from the National Cyper Security Centre can help: https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/guidance/buying-selling-second-hand-devices).

We all know someone that is struggling at the moment, whether it is emotionally or financially and this is the time, more than ever, that we can support each other and the communities around us.

Thank you for reading this and please don't worry if you are unable to contribute or donate, however, if you are able to spread the word and share this page, I would be very grateful.

Sharon x

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  • Sharon Ellis1 month ago
    Sharon Ellis

    Sharon Ellis

    1 month ago

    We recently received this from Durrington High School, which is school near our Sussex branch - so nice to get feedback! More laptops are being donated and we will keep distributing them to those children who need them the most. Thank you again.

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  • Sharon Ellis3 months ago
    Sharon Ellis

    Sharon Ellis

    3 months ago

    Wow - another 13 laptops have just arrived with Steve, for him to work his magic. They will be ready to be distributed soon...watch this space!

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11

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 30, 2021

    £50.00

  • Joan from Farnham

    Joan from Farnham

    Jan 24, 2021

    This is donated on behalf of Joan from Farnham, who has also given a laptop and printer as well. A truly lovely lady who is desperate to make a difference. Thank you so much Joan xx

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 24, 2021

    Great cause

    £20.00

  • Allison & Jack

    Allison & Jack

    Jan 21, 2021

    Well done for all your fantastic hard work. Xx

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 20, 2021

    Great job and I hope we hit the target!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 20, 2021

    This is fantastic- well done and thank you for doing this!

    £10.00

  • The Astons

    The Astons

    Jan 19, 2021

    Brilliant work Steven & friends! Good luck xxx

    £20.00

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Sharon Ellis

Sharon Ellis

Surrey & Sussex

Managing Director of The Recruitment Consultancy and Chair & Founder of 'The Surrey & Sussex HR Forum', our local business community.

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