CSG supports Hampshire charity with 110 computers donated

19 January 2023 by CSG

Waste management specialist CSG has supported a Hampshire homelessness charity by donating more than 100 computers and other items of redundant tech.

CSG is undergoing a regular update of its IT equipment and has donated its old machinery to Jamie’s Computers.

The donation includes 50 desktop computers, 60 laptops, 65 mobile phones, 15 PC monitors, three printers, 50 keyboards and 50 mice.

Jamie’s Computers, an off shoot of The Society of St. James, reuses, recycles and upcycles a wide range of IT and computer equipment.

As well as being good for the environment, money raised through sales supports The Society of St James, which tackles homelessness by providing accommodation and support to over 2,500 people each year.

“We’re regularly updating our IT and we’re delighted to be able to make the best use of our obsolete equipment,” said Darren Motteram, IT Systems Support Engineer at CSG.

“Jamie’s Computers is a fantastic concept which has grown exponentially since 2002. Their ethos aligns perfectly with our own as they are making use of materials and giving them a second life where they may otherwise have simply ended up in landfill.

“It’s also a privilege to support a well-respected Hampshire charity with its invaluable work, particularly as CSG has its national headquarters in Fareham.”

Up to 70 per cent of equipment donated to Jamie’s Computers is upcycled into new machines for businesses or individuals. The rest is broken down into components and recycled, meaning nothing goes to landfill.

The charity also offers volunteering opportunities to help people in Hampshire build IT and business skills.

Reuban Choudhry, Business Manager at Jamie’s Computers, said: “We would like to thank CSG for their generous donation. It really does enable us to change people’s lives.”