Computer plan sign of goodwill

$10,000 in laptops donated to good causes

SVEN HERSELMAN
Last updated 05:00 01/08/2014
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SVEN HERSELMAN

BETTER, FASTER: BP Computers manager Brad Clark with two of the 10 laptops they want to donate to Marlborough community groups, clubs and sports groups. 

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A Blenheim computer company is keen to extend $10,000 worth of goodwill to the community by giving away 10 laptops to deserving organisations.

BP Computers manager Brad Clark said they would like community groups, clubs and sports organisations to write to them and apply for one of the computers. 

Each of the 10 successful groups would receive a refurbished machine complete with software such as Windows 7 and an anti-virus programme. The company would also transfer any files from a group's old computer. 

Each laptop represented a donation from the company of $1000.

"Blenheim looks after us so we want to return the favour and help out," Clark said.

The company had helped non-profit groups in Marlborough with computer needs in the past, but this was their biggest donation.

BP Computers owner Brendon Price said they aimed to bring groups with limited computing options into the modern era.

"We want to give a whole package so they won't have to go and buy ad-ons. We want to offer a solution that works," he said.

They would also set the laptops up and offer ongoing maintenance.

Any non-profit group or club can apply by emailing Clark at giveaway@bpcomputers.co.nz.

"We don't want anything formal, just an email telling us what they are about and why they need the laptop," Clark said.

The offer is open until the end of August.

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- The Marlborough Express

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