Vodafone UK, with charity partner Barnardo’s, have launched ‘The Great British Tech Appeal’ and called on the public to donate pre-loved smartphones and tablets for redistribution to disadvantaged children, families and the charity workers who support them.
Vodafone will cover all postage and packaging costs, and will provide three months’ free connectivity for every device distributed. The Great British Tech Appeal will run for six weeks and will also provide devices to the British Red Cross and to services for victims of domestic abuse via the charity SafeLives.
It’s estimated that UK homes may contain up to 40 million unused electronic gadgets, including mobile phones and tablets. A recent study concluded that half of UK homes have at least one unused electronic device and 45% have up to five.
The Great British Tech Appeal is looking for any smartphone or tablet in working condition
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