You can help stop digital poverty in Bedfordshire

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The High Sheriff of Bedfordshire, Susan Lousada, Bedfordshire Learning Link and Luton Learning Link are working together to bridge the digital divide in Bedfordshire by collecting your unused digital devices.

We need your help by donating digital devices

  • Laptops less than 5 years old, that still switch on and with charger if possible
  • iPads of any age, undamaged and reset to factory setting and disconnected from the iCloud
  • Chromebooks of any age
  • Old smartphones (reset to factory setting and disconnected from the iCloud) can also be recycled and funds raised from these can be used towards refurbishing devices

Please reset to factory settings to erase all your personal data.  All devices will be refurbished by a professional company to keep you and the school children safe.

Such devices can either be passed to me at Bishop’s Lodge, Bedford Road, Cardington, Bedford MK44 3SS or if you let me or Cathy know we can arrange for donated devices to be collected.


Alternatively financial donations are warmly received.

A brand new Chromebook costs between £200 and £220, Grade A refurbished Laptops £220 and Grade A refurbished iPads £250. Different schools require different devices depending on the learning platforms they use. Younger children and Special Needs Schools often find iPads easier to use.

Should you feel that you are able to make a donation to this appeal, please kindly donate via the High Sheriff of Bedfordshire’s Just Giving Page:

or by cheque payable to Bedfordshire Crimebeat Ltd, referenced BLL and posted to:


Colin Davies,

The Old Rectory,

Church Road,



MK45 5JW


To donate more locally, You can donate via:

Revd David Kesterton
Vicar Parish of All Saints with St Peter, Luton

Area Dean of Luton

Usual day off – Friday

(01582) 720129
07957 228102


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