News Highlights: Dorset fire stations support ‘Laptops for Kids’.

FIRE FIGHTERS have set up Covid-safe drop-off points to donate working laptops or tablets to children in need.

Residents and businesses can hand in computers at the Westbourne and Poole fire stations.

The devices will be used by children who have to study at home due to the current lock.

Station Manager Dave Adamson, of Dorset & Wiltshire Fire and Rescue Service (DWFRS), said: “We are very pleased to support such an important initiative by providing local donation points.

“If you want to donate some technology to this cause, you can do it on Monday evenings between 6:00 PM and 9:00 PM at one of the stations mentioned.

“If you do arrive at the same time as someone else, make sure you make room to keep everyone safe.”

The device is professionally cleaned of all data and renewed by Green Machine Computers, ready to support a child within the local community.

Simon Crisp, of Green Machine Computers, said: “We are very pleased that DWFRS can support and help children access technology at home and reduce digital poverty.”

Via: www.bournemouthecho.co.uk

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