We recently received an email from Aylsham Rotary about their Community appeal – I have copied the text below in case you can’t open the appeal letter itself.
The Aylsham Picture House committee met this week and decided unanimously that we would donate £1000 of funding we had put aside to run an animation project with Aylsham High School. We feel that in the current circumstances this money would be better spent on supporting school children with their education at these difficult times.
If you have any old laptops, or are able to provide some financial assistance to this appeal, please contact Mike Downes, whose details are given at the bottom of the appeal.
Many thanks for any help you can give, and please continue to look after yourselves and your loved ones.
The Aylsham Picture House committee
You will all be aware that schools have had to close again and that pupils are once again learning from home. There are still lots of young people struggling to cope with this because of a lack of suitable IT equipment especially laptops and tablets. Our four Aylsham schools are all aware of families and children who cannot access a computer to take part in lessons or access/complete on-line learning.
How can you help?
The Rotary Club of Aylsham is leading an urgent appeal to try to access some laptops or tablets to distribute to families directly. We have the support of Aylsham Computers in Red Lion Street who have offered to equip any computers we collect with new hard drives if needed for just the cost of the part. This will ensure that old data is destroyed and that the computer is safe for the children to use.
Do you have a laptop/tablet that you no longer use?
Are you or a group of people prepared to make a donation to enable more to be bought or upgraded?
Do you have information which may help us find more sources of hardware or help with upgrading?
If you can help in ANY way at all or you want more information please contact:
Mike Downes- Rotary Club of Aylsham Community Engagement Team
Text or call: 07775567728. Or phone: 01263 733325
SUPPORTED BY AYLSHAM COMPUTERS