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Closed 05/05/2021

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£5,736
raised of £5,500 target by 80 supporters

    Weʼve raised £5,736 to help combat digital poverty in Kent. Money raised will fund the professional e-cleaning of devices and data top-ups for families in need.

    Kent
    Funded on Wednesday, 5th May 2021

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    Digital poverty is a real thing. The government's promised laptops have not materialised in enough numbers to support those in need. I'm a mum-of-three young children and I know first hand how important it is to have WIFI and enough devices to ensure that no child is falling behind with home learning. So many of my friends have only one device and more than one child. I know some people where four children are learning off one phone - this isn't good enough and I had to do something.

    So, the community have come together, donating good quality used laptops and devices. Other people have donated money. I use the money to buy missing chargers, pay for service of the tech where needed and to ensure all devices are digitally wiped and cleaned by a qualified professional.

    Then...I get them out to families who need the tech and have requested it through our website www.topuptoteach.org

    So far, we've had over 100 devices donated. This number is growing by the hour and some larger companies have begun reaching out with very generous offers. But in order to process those devices and make sure they are fit for purpose, we also need the financial donations to keep coming in.

    Thank you Everybody! What an amazing community we have in East Kent.

    Charlotte x

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    • Charlotte Cornell8 months ago
      Charlotte Cornell

      Charlotte Cornell

      8 months ago

      We were out in Dover yesterday and in Thanet and Canterbury today doing laptop drops. We are only £275 away from our stretch fundraising target now. Each of our laptops has cost us between £15 and £20 to refurbish. We now have over 400 out into the community. Without your help we wouldn't have been able to do this. Thank you so much to everyone who has given to this project. Charlotte x (Photo is of Cllr Dominic Howden who joined me in Dover yesterday to help deliver a lot of laptops to Priory Fields Primary School)

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    • Charlotte Cornell9 months ago
      Charlotte Cornell

      Charlotte Cornell

      9 months ago

      Here is our brilliant volunteer Neil heading out in the beautiful spring weather! We've extended our target a bit as the demand continues to be there for what we've been doing. As an ask could you, our generous supporters, share our just giving page on your social media. We would be very very grateful. Each laptop costs us £15-£20 to refurbish and then we also buy parts (chargers, mice, Windows 10 licences etc). Thank you so much for sharing our JustGiving Page.

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    • Charlotte Cornell9 months ago
      Charlotte Cornell

      Charlotte Cornell

      9 months ago

      Here is our brilliant volunteer Neil heading out in the beautiful spring weather! We've extended our target a bit as the demand continues to be there for what we've been doing. As an ask could you, our generous supporters, share our just giving page on your social media. We would be very very grateful. Each laptop costs us £15-£20 to refurbish and then we also buy parts (chargers, mice, Windows 10 licences etc). Thank you so much for sharing our JustGiving Page.

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    10 months ago

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    Page last updated on: 4/23/2021 08.15

    Supporters

    80

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 23, 2021

    • St Johns Hospital Canterbury

      St Johns Hospital Canterbury

      Mar 5, 2021

      £400.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 24, 2021

    • Susan Carlyle Dover Deal Labour Party

      Susan Carlyle Dover Deal Labour Party

      Feb 23, 2021

      Dover & Deal quiz night on zoom last Saturday raised £150. Sending to a good cause towards costs of cleaning up the laptops after some of us have donated our old computers.

      £150.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 17, 2021

      Well done Charlotte for providing vital support to children

      £40.00

    • Mandy Smith

      Mandy Smith

      Feb 17, 2021

      Congratulations Charlotte and the team that has come together to provide this amazing resource!

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 17, 2021

      £500.00

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    Charlotte Cornell

    Charlotte Cornell

    Kent

    Charlotte is a writer, teacher and mum of three under 10s who lives in Kent. The laptop project 'Top up to Teach' is part of a plan to provide wider literacy, digital and reading support within The Kent Little Free Library.

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