Farnborough Lions working in the community

Farnborough Lions have regularly carried out fund raising events to help a wide variety of good causes locally, nationally and overseas.    
However, with Covid restrictions, all fund raising has ceased from March, but the need for financial help by community organisations and less fortunate local families is continuing. 
Despite the community work of Farnborough Lions Club being severely curtailed  we are still helping local people in a variety of ways. 

Once schools closed it quickly became apparent that many pupils in Farnborough did not have access to computers to carry out schoolwork at home. The Lions Clubs in Hart and Rushmoor banded together to collect, clean and refurbish unused computers from local business, schools and  local authorities before donating them, free of charge to families who otherwise could not afford them.

Since March last year 246 computers have been distributed to families in Farnborough allowing their children's schoolwork to continue.

That translates to a value of 36,900 in Farnborough alone. Altogether 773 computers, laptops and tablets have been donated throughout the area by the local Lions Clubs at an estimated value of  115,950. 
A fresh batch of computers is booked in by the IT Team
Just one of the 100 computers donated to local schoolchildren and other worthy causes

Shortly after Christmas, Graham Drayton (pictured above) of the IT Team was talking about school home learning on BBC Radio Surrey which resulted in a batch of brand new computers being donated to the project by a company in Farnham. Also computer  donations have  come in from Hart District Council and from as far afield as Southampton and many members of the public through the BBC Make a Difference Campaign. 
We'd like to convey our sincere thanks for all these generous donations.

If you have an unused computer or tablet you'd like to donate please click here for details