The appeal at Christmas by Wigan Rotary Club for donations of old laptops proved a great success with over 30 machines being handed over. Since then Leigh based IT Express Ltd have been working hard to bring them back to life and recently were able to hand over 28 of the laptops which were ready for use. These will be given to children in the Wigan area who for various reasons are unable to purchase a machine.

Wigan Rotary Club President Santi Nandi thanked the company for all their work and said ‘ the club has paid for any parts that were required and the company very kindly donated their time and expertise.  As a result we are delighted that so many of them are now ready for use again.  I’m sure they will be well used.’

Adam Vause owner of IT Express Ltd said ‘ We are really pleased to be part of this project and the end result is amazing, and sorry we were unable to renovate the remaining laptops but they were beyond repair.  However where possible we have tried to reuse parts from these machines.’

In addition the Wigan Rotary club ensured that all the laptops have a suitable bag and have been able to donate three Kindle Fire machines as well.  Thanks in both cases to the generosity of local residents.