Cllr John Hunt – County, District and Parish Councillor

Wanted – Laptops For Home Learning

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For this month’s article, I wanted to highlight an excellent new scheme called ‘Somerset Computers for Home Office Learning’ (SCHOL). It has been established to source, refurbish and redistribute unwanted laptops to local families in need, helping their children to learn from home during this dreadful pandemic.

The scheme is the brainchild of Tim Finch from Comeytrowe in Taunton, together with his friends and colleagues Dan Taylor from Bridgwater and Simon Sparks from Wellington.

During an interview with me on 10th January, Tim told me that his initial priority is to ask residents to kindly donate their unwanted laptops. He emphasised that it is only laptops he requires, not Tablets or Desktops.

These laptops should preferably be Windows or Apple, are no older than 2010.

Tim also put out a call for volunteers to collect and deliver the laptops.

So, if you live in the scheme’s target areas of Taunton, Bridgwater or Wellington and would like to donate your unwanted laptop, volunteer to collect and deliver these devices or receive your free laptop, please use the link shown below. You’ll see the clear instructions on what to do when you arrive.

Finally, I’d like to thank Tim for accepting my offer to chat with me and wish him, Dan and Simon all the very best in their selfless endeavour to help those less fortunate.

To contact SCHOL, please enter this link in your browser:

To watch my interview with Tim, go to:

Take care, stay safe.

John Hunt

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