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Bacup Now - Donate your Tablets and Laptops

 

Target: as many as possible!

Donate: email bacupnow@hotmail.com for a donation form

 

Can You Help Bring Families Together?

There haven’t been many positive outcomes from the COVID-19 pandemic, but one is the use of digital devices to communicate. Laptops and tablets are being used regularly for a number of applications. Meetings, home schooling and more specifically personal communications.

Families have been able to keep in touch through Zoom, FaceTime and Messenger, and some Nursing Homes have been able to offer digital communication to residents and their families, which has been amazing, particularly under current restrictions

An idea has been put forward by the Bacup Now Community group to hold an appeal for donations of pre-owned tablets or laptops for refurbishment and distribution to Bacup Nursing Homes initially, but if the appeal is successful, the distribution will extend across the whole Valley.

The Bacup Now Community Group in collaboration with Rossendale Radio and The Rossendale Community Support Networkare rolling out the appeal, and is currently looking for individuals and companies who are able to sponsor a new device or donate a used device for refurbishment and redistribution to Nursing Homes, voluntary groups and other worthy recipients. All sponsors and donors will be given acknowledgment of their contribution if they wish.

We all want things to get back to normal, but for Nursing Homes, it is likely that their residents will continue to be isolated from their families for some time to come.

Digital communication will be a fantastic alternative, providing regular opportunities for families to see, speak and further include residents in their lives, improve the feeling of belonging, well-being and provide an increased quality of life.

Can you help? Did you get a new tablet or laptop for Christmas, or are you a business who has old devices you would like to donate or would like to sponsor a new tablet.

If so, please get in touch at bacupnow@hotmail.com and we will email a donation form out for you to fill in and return, then we will arrange the collection of your device.