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Make a difference - give a laptop

Do you have any old laptops, tablets or mobile phones that you’re not using anymore? If so, with schools now closed again, BBC Local Radio are asking you to help those pupils in need.

Last summer local BBC radio stations helped members of the public donate thousands of old, unused laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use across England. For those pupils who were sharing devices at home while learning in lockdown, it made a huge difference.

If you have old devices that you are not using anymore, the BBC are working to join the dots between your equipment and the children who may need them the most. They are sharing details of companies and charities who can help get devices to pupils.

Some charities can collect, wipe and share the laptops all in one; some can help take your devices off your hands to fix them ready for distribution; some are collecting donations to help fund devices for pupils; some are local to specific areas and some are nationwide across England and the UK.

How to donate a device

If you have something you’d like to donate, such as a laptop, computer, mobile phone or tablet, please click on a link below to find out more about the companies involved.

The websites below will provide information on how to donate and what equipment is required.

Find out about companies and charities who are able to help

Business2Schools – links businesses and individuals with schools in their area that are accepting donations. This covers much of England, including Sussex.

Vodafone: The Great British Tech Appeal – will accept donations of phones or tablets.

For more details of the initiative, including a video explaining how how it works, please visit the BBC website.

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