I quote from Pat’s email: :
You may remember that BD asked at the last meeting whether I had been contacted by students at Nottingham University regarding charity support. I heard from the leader of the SIFE group, which is sponsored by HSBC, and I met them a few weeks ago. I was trying to work out the best way of utilizing this group and came up with a plan to set up an IT Club at Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham where they treat seriously ill children and teenagers from all over the East Midlands. It would mean having the students CRB checked but it could be worth it.
Our local Nat West branches (where our Social Enterprise account is held) decided to do some fund-raising for us. I suggested that Queens Medical could be the beneficiary and they were very pleased. They have raised money to purchase a high-spec laptop and I’ve arranged for them to go to QMC ON December 7th to officially hand over the laptop. I also requested that the university students could also go and see what we do. the hospital teacher agreed. The teacher who does the Youth teaching is going to discuss how the Computer Club can be organized. Just doing repairs to IT when we no longer have a site would not work. A Computer Club could be ideal.