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The IT Team : Paulo Silva,              Graham Drayton,                 Simon Rankin,     Brian Proctor

1000th Computer has just been delivered

1000 Computers Donated

Since the start of the first lockdown in March 2020 Lions clubs based in North East Hampshire, together with Farnham Lions, have now supplied in excess of 1,000 computers to local families in Hart, Rushmoor and Waverley.

Whilst the project to supply refurbished IT Equipment to disadvantaged families was started in early 2019, it was the closure of schools announced in March of last year resulted in a massive demand for home learning.

The IT Team representing the Lions Clubs of Hook& Odiham, Yateley, Hart, Fleet, Farnborough and Aldershot made the unilateral decision to offer computers on the recommendation of any teacher who decided that their students needed IT Support at home.

65 local schools are now being supported by the scheme, resulting in hundreds of families now being able to access home learning. Larger families are often supplied with more than one unit to relieve the stress of having to share.

Computers for reuse have been sourced from the general public via various promotional campaigns including the recent BBC ‘Make a Difference’ appeal. Likewise local authorities and businesses have come forward to offer their redundant computers – all of which are processed by the IT Team to cleanse the hard drives, upgrade internal components to make them Windows 10 compliant. All units are finally PAT Tested before being released to eager families.

At the end of 2020 the level of demand was about 100 computers per month. This has now jumped to over 200 in January as a result of the fresh closure of schools. This higher level is expected to remain well into the spring with many families asking for additional laptops to cope with online teaching provided by schools.

Any help in the form of additional laptops or financial support to pay for spare batteries, power supplies, hard drives etc would be gratefully received by the team

If you have any questions or have kit that we can collect please eMail Mark Hazell   mark.hazell@hookandodihamlions.co.uk 

 Or call on the LIONS phone 07817 886 002

The IT Team : Paulo Silva, Graham Drayton, Simon Rankin, Brian Proctor

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 e Mail Contact: it@fleetlions.org.uk



The Lions are currently running a project to provide disadvantaged children with refurbished IT equipment to enable them to continue with their ‘home learning’ education during the Covid19 school closure and beyond.

With the closure of schools home learning has become essential therefore and, working with the school-teachers, needy recipients for computers and equipment are identified.

We are now appealing, to the general public, for donations of computers and equipment and following the current strict health guidelines we collect from donors. The equipment is tested, all data is removed, using professional software, and reloaded with Windows 10 operating system by qualified Lions (we can provide a formal certificate, if required, verifying all data has been removed).

A complete suite of programmes, suitable for home learning, is then downloaded. The computers are then distributed to the identified recipients.

To date we have distributed 1000 computers…….but we need more kit.  

Or call on the LIONS phone 07817 886 002