Laptop donation to Barnet charity

Utility Warehouse gave the computers to help CommUNITY Barnet support local children

Utility Warehouse staff load up the laptops – (Credit – Utility Warehouse)

A local charity has been given 400 laptops to help its drive to reduce digital poverty among young children in the borough.

CommUNITY Barnet received the donation of 400 laptops from locally-based business Utility Warehouse to support its Digital Poverty programme, which provides recycled computers to children who don’t have access to them.

A spokesperson for Utility Warehouse said, “We’re proud to be able to support CommUNITY Barnet with these laptops. It does crucial work to alleviate digital poverty in the local area and we know these laptops will go a long way to support disadvantaged people.”

The laptops will be recycled and upgraded before being distributed to local schools in accordance with both UK Government and CESG/MOD standards; this includes software wiping, hard drive shredding, hard drive disintegration, hard drive disposals, and hard drive data destruction.

Multiservice utility provider Utility Warehouse is a FTSE 250 company based in Colindale. Its previous local charitable activities include a £10,000 donation to Colindale’s Trussell Trust Food Bank in December 2022. 

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