[ubuntu-uk] Old computers for charity

Andres andresmp at gmail.com
Wed Apr 6 23:04:34 UTC 2011


Thanks for all the suggestions! My collegue will probably go for something local like flossbox.


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> On 04/04/11 13:14, Alan Pope wrote:
> > On 4 April 2011 13:07, Andrés Muñiz Piniella <andresmp at gmail.com>
> > wrote:
> > > I heard around here that someone worked with charities. I have a work
> > > colleague that has several in storage and is willing to give them
> > > away as they are (minus the HDD, though he hinted he might put in
> > > new ones) Do any of you know of a charity that might be interested?
> > > 
> > 
> > Two options I know of spring to mind:-
> > 
> > In Southampton is "Jamies Computer Club" which is a charity which
> > takes computers and renovates them to raise money for charitable
> > activities. They also pull in jobless people from the community to do
> > that work and train them up on the hardware/software. Good guys/gals.
> > 
> > http://www.jamies.org.uk/
> > 
> > Secondly I'm aware of "green h" which takes old computers and makes
> > them good for people who don't have the means to buy one themselves at
> > full price.
> > 
> > http://greenh.co.uk/
> 
> Greenh are awesome (highly recommended by me!) but don't do this kind of
> thing really as far as I'm aware.
> 
> Access Space in Sheffield however do, and are equally awesome.
> 
> If you ever visit Sheffield, don't leave until you've visited. It's
> right in the centre, close to the station and truly is inspirational.
> 
> They provide an open cluster and also recycle *lots* of old hardware. I
> mean lots. It's stunning how much.
> 
> www.access-space.org
> 
> Cheers,
> 
> Tim
> 
> 

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