Priority IT raises money for Wiltshire dementia charity

By Anita Jaynes on 6 February, 2016

Trowbridge-based Priority IT is raising valuable funds for a local charity by giving new life to old computers.

The company, which provides specialist IT support to local organisations, is refurbishing second-hand computers and offering them to the public in return for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support.

The charity runs day clubs, home support and a wide range of community activities for people living with dementia in Wiltshire.

“We used to get all old customer equipment collected and recycled by a local provider,” said Kieran Thomas, managing director of Priority IT. “But our apprentice Adam Townsend came to me with the idea of doing something good with the computers, rather than just giving them away for recycling.

“So after some thought we came up with the idea of refurbishing the best computers and then offering them for a donation to Alzheimer’s Support, which does such valuable work locally.”

Babs Harris, chief executive officer of Alzheimer’s Support, said: “We are delighted that Priority IT is launching this project in aid of our charity. The funds raised will be used to support people with dementia and their family carers here in Wiltshire. This is a fantastic initiative that will benefit everyone involved.”