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PLEASE HELP: Hertsmere councillor collecting electric devices for Afghan re-settlers

 Published on: 11th October 2021   |   By: Jake Levison   |   Category: Uncategorized

Shenley resident and Hertsmere Borough councillor Natalie Susman is urging residents to donate iPads and laptops to Afghans who have recently been relocated to the area.

Hertfordshire County Council and Hertsmere Borough Council have supported refugees who have come to the UK following the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

Local collections for clothes and other necessities saw “simply outstanding” efforts from the community, said cllr Susman, and now she’s hoping for the same level of commitment with another collection.

Councillor Susman explained: “The good work continues every day in resettling them, and I am often asked what we can do to help.

“I have been working hard to do my bit and with the generosity of Vodafone in Borehamwood, we have managed to secure a donation of mobile phones for our new residents.

“Many of these people rely on technology to be able to keep in contact with loved ones and friends who are not as lucky as they are, and to that end, this is how you can now help.

“We are seeking iPads and laptops. Whilst donations of any new ones would be incredible, we are also requesting donations of any used models that are still in good working order and no older than three years old.

“All that we ask is that they have a charger and are reset back to the factory setting.  These items will also prove to be a huge help to the children and assist with their learning activities.

If you are able to help with a donation, please email cllr.natalie.susman@hertsmere.gov.uk and cllr Susman will be able to advise about drop-off points.

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