Rebooting old computers boosts Wilts dementia charity’s coffers

February 4, 2016

Wiltshire specialist support firm Priority IT is raising valuable funds for a local Alzheimer’s charity by bringing old computers back to life.

The Trowbridge-based company is refurbishing second-hand computers and offering them to the public in return for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support.

The charity runs day clubs, home support and a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia in Wiltshire.

Priority IT managing director Kieran Thomas said: “We used to get all old customer equipment collected and recycled by a local provider. But our apprentice Adam Townsend came to me with the idea of doing something good with the computers, rather than just giving them away for recycling.

“So after some thought we came up with the idea of refurbishing the best computers and then offering them for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support, which does such valuable work locally.”

Alzheimer’s Support chief executive officer Babs Harris added: “We are delighted that Priority IT is launching this project in aid of our charity. The funds raised will be used to support people with dementia and their family carers here in Wiltshire. This is a fantastic initiative that will benefit everyone involved.”

For more information visit or telephone 01225 636000.

Pictured, from left: Back row, Alzheimer’s Support business manager Emer Bolt and the charity’s CEO Babs Harris. Front row, Kieran Thomas and Adam Townsend from Priority IT


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