Age Concern gets the IT factor
02 July 2012
Older residents in East Belfast and Castlereagh will soon be given the opportunity to learn new IT skills after Age Concern secured a £4,000 donation from the Santander Foundation to purchase new computers for their IT courses.
The charity's old computers were constantly crashing and had keyboards that didn't work but thanks to the donation, they have been able to purchase six new desktop computers along with relevant software. The computers will enable the charity to increase the courses on offer to residents. New courses will include how to manage finances using internet banking and how to send emails to keep in touch with friends and relatives.
Annie Cook, Secretary at Age Concern East Belfast & Castlereagh (Independent) said: "We are very grateful to the Santander Foundation for providing us with the funds we needed to enable us to replace our computers. Having the new computers has been a great boost to our users and means that around 72 people each year will get the opportunity to learn new skills."
Anoushka Brown, Communications Manager at Santander said: "The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes around the UK to support disadvantaged people through education and training projects. We are delighted to be supporting this project and we hope that as many people as possible get the opportunity to learn new skills."