Helping the village of Chipping

From PC Recycler
Chipping & District Memorial Hall was opened on the 14th November 1999 by Mr Jack Berry MBE. Mike Hewitt, the founder of PC Recycler received an invitation, and attended the opening, having donated a suite of computers to the hall project. 

Chipping & District Memorial Hall, Chipping, Nr. Preston, Lancs.

Governing Body:- The Parish Councils of Chipping and Leagram with Little Bowland jointly.

Dear Mike,

 On behalf of Chipping Village Hall Committee, I would like to thank you for the opportunity to acquire the computers and a printer which were so generously donated by Cray Valley Ltd. Chipping has almost completed a three year program of designing and construction of the new hall which incorporates a purpose built Education room modelled on the Swedish Tele-Cottage concept, to allow local people access to computing and communication facilities which are not otherwise available. Raising sufficient funds to build a new hall is a mammoth undertaking for a small community and the generous donation of these machines has significantly eased the burden of financing the project. The availability of the computers has meant that we have been able to begin to equip the Education room and so allow residents of the village the opportunity to gain new skills or expand their businesses. To date three training courses, which are fully booked, have been arranged to run from January 2000, culminating in CLAIT qualifications for the participants. In addition, the local school which only has one computer for all its pupils will be using the facility on a regular basis during term time. Local business people have expressed an interest in using the computers and it is our intention to provide a full range of IT facilities if the demand is substained and when funds allow. Please pass on our thanks to Cray Valley Ltd. for making the computers available to us. The formal opening of the new hall is on the 14th of November and you are most welcome to attend together with any member of Cray Valley's staff when there will be the opportunity to see the computers installed in their new working environment.

Yours Sincerely Mrs. K. Bailey. (Treasurer)