A Northumberland community centre has used a charitable grant to buy Chromebooks to offer help to “silver surfers” who can benefit from basic computer training.
The Warkworth War Memorial Hall has been given £2,000 by the Morrisons Foundation – the charity associated with the supermarket chain – in order to boost access to IT kit and help people in need learn how to navigate the web to carry out essential tasks.
The idea is to predominantly offer support to older people within the community – who may have limited access to the internet and IT equipment. However, the IT training will be offered to the whole community.
Peter Burnham, chair of trustees at Warkworth War Memorial Hall said: “Thanks to Morrisons Foundation we are now able to provide local support for those hesitant to use IT technology as it becomes an increasingly important part of everyday life. This is particularly important for the elderly and for those individuals without Internet access at their residence.”
David Scott, Morrisons Foundation Trustee said: “In a world that is ever moving towards a digital environment, it’s highly important to ensure as many people in the community have access to and the skills to use IT equipment.
“That’s why I’m very proud that the Foundation has been able to offer this support to help older members of the community learn new skills and be internet savvy, which will make a massive difference to their everyday lives.”
The War Memorial Hall is based on Castle Street in the picturesque Northumberland village, and is available for hire for recreational, social and fundraising events – or even wedding receptions and family parties. There are also a range of regular meeting groups and workshops.
To find out more visit wwmh.uk or call 07803 204436.
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