Another testament to the hard work of our volunteer team and the kindness of you lovely people helping us to buy parts to upgrade these to modern specification through your sponsorships and PayPal donations!
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* Something a little unusual *
We've come across a couple of these "Valiant Roamer" floor drawing robots from the 90's.
We'd really like to gift them forward to an educational setting or coding club, as they are perfect for teaching basic programming.
Drop us a line with your ideas!
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Stone are only in it for profit, nothing else. They're awaiting a big influx of computer stuff from Stafford schools/ college. Considering the massive profits they make, year in, year out. You would think they would consider lending a hand to yourselves. I do wish you could get charity status.We've become aware of a new local I.T. recycling scheme being operated by Stone Group in conjunction with Stafford Borough Council, with a very similar mission to ours.
We'll never begrudge anyone who wants to achieve the same outcomes as us, but we're more than disappointed that those two large organisations have chosen to create and plug their own scheme instead of supporting and promoting ours that has existed for near on 18 months, particularly when we've asked for their help, and been blatantly ignored.
We had a similar situation last year, only it was Staffs Community Foundation and Staffs County Council who ignored our pleas for support and instead set up their own scheme as soon as they got wind of our project. We would point out that Staffs County Council's own internal departments have since been in touch with us to ask for our help with devices for their clients, so it seems that wasn't a huge success anyway.
We are our own entity with our own donation points and our own client and donor base, and we are in no way affiliated with this other scheme.
We offer the same secure erase procedure as the "MOD standard" that the other scheme is boasting.
We'll continue to operate with our own principles and through our own sponsorships and PayPal donations.
Stone Group, and Stafford Borough Council, don't worry, we won't bother you again.