Old computers help Wiltshire charity ‘Alzheimer’s Support’

Wiltshire  firm Priority IT is raising valuable funds for a local Alzheimer’s charity by bringing old computers back to life.

Trowbridge-based firm Priority IT is refurbishing second-hand computers and offering them to the public in return for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support.

The charity runs day clubs, home support and a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia in Wiltshire.

Priority IT managing director Kieran Thomas said: “We used to get all old customer equipment collected and recycled by a local provider. But our apprentice Adam Townsend came to me with the idea of doing something good with the computers, rather than just giving them away for recycling.

“So after some thought we came up with the idea of refurbishing the best computers and then offering them for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support, which does such valuable work locally.”

Alzheimer’s Support chief executive officer Babs Harris added: “We are delighted that Priority IT is launching this project in aid of our charity. The funds raised will be used to support people with dementia and their family carers here in Wiltshire. This is a fantastic initiative that will benefit everyone involved.”

For more information about the scheme visit www.priority-it.co.uk or telephone 01225 636000

To find out more about Wiltshire charity Alzheimer's Support and the services they offer, visit www.alzheimerswiltshire.org.uk/

Article courtesy of Swindon Business News online 4/2/16

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