Ten cel­e­brate hav­ing a Healthy ‘n’ Happy Xmas

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Geddes

Christ­mas came early this year for 10 lo­cal peo­ple, when they were given free PCs from Healthy‘n’Happy Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Trust.

The PCs had been do­nated to Healthy ‘n’ Happy by Glas­gow- based company Red Bee Me­dia, who had re­cently up­graded their IT sys­tems.

The PCs might have been des­tined to be­come scrap, how­ever Healthy ‘n’ Happy vol­un­teers Don Perry, David Cuth­bert­son and Glo­ria Adebo, with support from Cam­Glen Ra­dio co­or­di­na­tor - and IT ex­pert - Tam Curry, re­stored the PCs to great con­di­tion.

Healthy ‘n’ Happy con­trib­uted mon­i­tors, mice, key­boards, pur­chased hard drives and even soft­ware to get the PCs ready to plug ‘n’ play.

Lo­cal peo­ple were se­lected based on their need, and the main cri­te­ria was that they don’t have a PC at home.

Healthy ‘n’ Happy Com­mu­nity De­vel­op­ment Trust as­sis­tant di­rec­tor Jane Churchill said: “Thanks to this kind do­na­tion from Red Bee Me­dia, we have been able to help lo­cal peo­ple who could ben­e­fit the most, get con­nected. Th­ese lo­cal peo­ple, by giv­ing up their time have sup­ported Healthy ‘n’ Happy over the years.

“Big thanks to our vol­un­teers Don, David and Glo­ria for putting in the hard work to make this hap­pen.

“We’re look­ing for­ward to help­ing more peo­ple in the com­ing year.”

Healthy ‘n’ Happy still has another 20 do­nated PCs to up­grade and the aim is to have th­ese com­pleted and dis­trib­uted by spring 2015.

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