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Fundraising for Computer Aid International
raised of £10,000 target
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Charlotte Webber's Fundraising Page, 18 February 2009
Computer Aid International

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We send donated PCs across the world to reduce poverty and connect communities


We held our charity auction last week which was a complete success. Chief Operating Officer, Bryan Vickery, proved to be a very slick auctioneer for a first-timer. Items included VIP tickets to a Manchester United game, Apple iPad, a designer chair and a cricket bat signed by the England team. We raised over £2000, thanks to all those who bid on items.

We're continuing in our quest to raise £10k for Computer Aid. Next month we'll be hosting a charity auction as part of our annual research awards / 10th anniversary reception. Items include an iPad, a designer chair, tickets to the War of the Worlds show at the 02 and some abstract paintings lovingly created by our very own management team.

We're slowly edging towards our target. Inspired by our German parent company, Springer, we recently held a Christmas market selling anything and everything from handmade chocolates, second-hand books and jewellery.

Our Cycle Chile team members, Helen, Ruth, Matt & Joe, have returned from their fundraising tour of Chile. Read about their adventure and see their photos here:


BioMed Central's staff have been busy fundraising through monthly coffee mornings, a pub quiz, skydiving, a live music gig, a wine-tasting evening, raffles and a sweepstakes. Four members of the editorial team will be joining Computer Aid on a cycling tour around Chile this September to help us reach our target.


As part of its ongoing commitment to promoting open access in the developing world, BioMed Central has teamed up with Computer Aid to support research in Africa. We have chosen to support Kenyatta University in Nairobi to help local scientists to conduct vital research directly relevant to local problems in one of the poorest parts of Africa. We aim to raise £10,760 in order to provide a container of 225 PCs to the university – enough to give all research departments their own dedicated suite of computers.

How you can help

If you'd like to help us reach our target of £10,760, simply make a donation via this page. It's quick, easy and totally secure. It’s also the most efficient way to sponsor this project: Computer Aid International gets your money faster and, if you’re a UK taxpayer, Justgiving makes sure 25% in Gift Aid, plus a 3% supplement, are added to your donation.

About the charity

Computer Aid International

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Computer Aid International is one of the world’s most experienced enablers in technology for development. Donor support has helped us reach over 100 countries around the world and connect 15 million people with technology solutions crucial to transforming their agriculture, health and education.

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