Got an old laptop or tablet that you don’t use any more? Why not donate it to local children in Hertfordshire and North London who are in need of devices for school work?
With most school children remaining at home during the current Lockdown, many are having to adjust to online schooling but many families on a low income are in need of devices for the children to use.
Hertford Rugby Club has stepped up to the plate and is acting as a covid-compliant collection point for unwanted laptops and tablets this month. These will be distributed to children in Hertfordshire and North London as part of the Saracens Sports Foundation’s Digital Divide Campaign.
The brain-child of Saracens and England player, Maro Itoje, the campaign aims to reduce the educational attainment gap and enable young people from the most deprived backgrounds to build better lives for themselves. To support the campaign the Saracens Foundation is asking for people to donate their unused laptops and tablets which will be professionally wiped and restored, ready to be distributed to children across Hertfordshire and North London.
Hertford Rugby Club’s first collection is on Wednesday 3rd February from 12noon to 2pm and the second is Feb 7th 10am to noon. The idea is that people register their device before arriving with it at Hertford RFC. The collection takes place at the Rugby Club in Hoe Lane, Ware, SG12 9NZ.
“Hertford RFC is a community-minded club so we are delighted to be partnering with the Saracens Foundation,” said club chair Karen Newbury. “The aim is to collect at least 2,000 laptops. Please check the website for more details and give if you are able.”
To ensure the donation process is covid-compliant, Hertford RFC is running a drive-through drop-off centre, where you can donate your device without leaving your car. You can also donate towards your laptop or device being wiped and restored.
Before visiting the club you will first need to check that your unwanted laptop or device is eligible. Visit the Saracens’ website to find out more. Please read the instructions here before you attend the drop-off.
If you don’t have a device to give you can still donate to the campaign by visiting the Saracen’s link above.