Hailsham charity thanks vital volunteers

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A charity in Hailsham which refurbishes and reconditions unwanted computers celebrates its 20th birthday this year.

To mark the date and also to support Volunteers Week, Computers for Charities are holding two events aimed at raising awareness of their work and thanking the people who give up so much of their spare time to help.

Computers for Charities refurbishes and reconditions unwanted computers for distribution to projects in developing countries. The charity also has 15 years’ experience in developing educational programmes and vocational courses for UK and overseas-based schools, colleges, voluntary organisations and prison education services.

Founder Simon Rooksby said, “As volunteers have been the backbone and making of our charity’s success, CFC strongly supports Volunteers Week and highly values the contribution they make to the charity in different ways supporting disadvantaged people locally and also worldwide. To show how much we value our volunteers we are organising two events to take place during Volunteers Week – June 1-7 to show our appreciation.”

Both events take place at the warehouse on the Industrial Estate, Station Road, Hailsham.

The first is a Thank You Volunteers Lunch on June 4 which is to thank volunteers for their contribution and recognise their hard word and commitment. Volunteers’ certificates will be given out.

The second is an open day on June 5 to raise awareness of the charity and the valuable contribution it makes through various projects to local disadvantaged people.

They are inviting people to go along to Unit 24, Industrial Estate, Station Road, Hailsham. They can drop in at any time from 10am until 4pm and see first-hand the work the charity does. They are also welcome to have a chat and a cup of tea.