furbdit donation to South Tees Paediatric Diabetes team

Dear Sue and Staff at The Hope Foundation,

I am writing to express our deepest thanks and gratitude for your king donation of refurbished lap tops. These will be of tremendous help to our families who did nat have the funds to purchase a lap top and will allow them to download the data from their child’s blood glucose meters and or insulin pumps.

This is important as it allows the team to review their data between clinic appointments and offer advice on insulin adjustment in a timely manner and will reduce the need for some families to have to come to hospital more often.

The benefit of virtual adjustment of insulin, in a timely manner, mean that any risk of a child developing life-long complications of diabetes are reduced as we can optimise their control and ensure they remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible. In addition it reduces the financial burden on the parents as visits to the hospital can not only be costly due to parking charges but also require working parents to take time out of work.

We have already distributed 10 of the lap tops and have identified families for the remainder and the response following your kind donation has been overwhelming with 6 of the farnilies downloading within 24 hours of receiving a lap top.

Can you please thank your supporters too (on our behalf) as I am sure they too would be happy to know that their support is very much appreciated.

Kind regards

Alison Murray

On behalf of the paediatric diabetes team

South Tees Hospitals.


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Hopefields with donation

furdbit donation to Hopefields Education CIC

We dropped off some much needed desktop computers and laptops to Hopefields Education CIC School who support young people in the Tees Valley that are hard to reach and hard to place, offering high quality, specialist education.
“Hopefields are so grateful to FurbdIT for the recent donation. The desktop computers will enable learners to practice their digital skills, enabling them to create CVs, research employment options and and help them make the leap into further education, employment or training. ” Emily Greenhalgh
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Closing date: 31st August

Interviews: 6th and 8th September

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Coast to Coast fundraiser

Huge thanks to Sam who will be spending 3 days raising money for The Hope Foundation next week.

‘Hi my name is Sam Morgan and  will be cycling the coast to coast from Whitehaven to Sunderland and then down to Middlesbrough over 3 days, with an approximate distance of 171 miles. I hope to raise a minimum of a pound per mile for the Hope Foundation in Middlesbrough to help support the great work they do in the local community.

Sam, sets off on 9th August. Good luck!!

You can sponsor him through justgiving.