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University donates tablets to help local charity

28/04/2020
University donates tablets to help local charity

Digital Services have recently donated five University tablets to a local charity that support adults with brain injuries.

After one of the trustees for the charity Headway, reached out through the University’s social media, the team were only too pleased to help donate kit that were heading for WEEE recycling.

After a couple of days spent making sure that the tablets were wiped clean of any University data, the tablets were handed over to Jane Sarker.

Stephen Phipps, Chief Officer, Headway, said: “The donation by the University of these tablets makes a significant contribution to enabling our clients to access the new online activities and services we have introduced in the face of the closure of our Centres due to the COVID-19 lockdown. These tablets will be lent to clients who have suffered an acquired brain injury, to enable them to access rehabilitation activities from their homes and keep in touch with our staff team.”

Ben Barry, Director of Digital Services at the University, added: “While we are all working so digitally, its vital to remember that some people who really benefit from it don’t have access to the kit they need. We are only too pleased to be able to help this local charity in our own small way.”

For more information please contact the Corporate Communications Team.

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