u3a university of the 3rd
The University of the Third Age is an international movement whose aims are the education and stimulation of mainly retired members of the community.
we wanted to help u3a's cause so we provided them with both projectors and computers.
Crusader - The Forgotten Heroes
We are always happy to help support our forces however possible so we decided to donate to
crusader, we provided them with a computer system and printer to aid them in fulfilling their aim of supporting the armed forces past and present, taking into consideration their disabilities and
lifestyle challenges they may face upon adapting to life outside the forces.
Featherstone Town Council - Food Bank
When we got word that a local food bank was in need of a computer we were more than happy to provide them with the perfect solution.. a
laptop, The laptop has since become vital to there cause as it is now used to keep up to date information for families who are struggling in this current economic climate, it is also used to help
ensure the food bank is Data Protection compliant. We have since been told that without this help, their tasks would have been made more than difficult and once again its thanks to Airedale
Wakefield Express - MMS Wakefield
After hearing of a computer breaking down within Wakefield MMS we helped them out by recovering
all there data that was stuck on the broken machine, this included all info for the MMS Wakefield Newsletter.
Keinghley Sea Cadets
This unit of highly shipshape cadets is well worth sinking a few computers into.
Wakefield Sea Cadets
It was almost 10 years ago when we had our shop in Wakefield that I came across the Wakefield Branch of the Sea Cadets (see photo at bottom of this page). They came to us recently and we donated a
bunch of more modern computers to replace their last ones. They lasted well though.
Jamie donated a projector to Emma Hodson for the Brunswicke Center in Huddersfield which is a registered charity providing HIV support and HIV prevention services across Calderdale
Phoenix Health and Wellbeing
Phoenix Health and Wellbeing based in Leeds provide valuable support to people with chronic mental and physical health issues. They fund this support by offering high quality counselling and
complementary therapy treatments from their centre in Oxford Chambers Leeds. “The computers supplied by Airedale Computer Recycling will really help us in running our booking and monitoring
systems” said Gill Trevor, Director
Pollington Airfeld Memorial Garden
Renée Ounsley runs the gardens and organised the reunion of Squadron 51 from all over the world. She was having difficulties with her computer so we flew in with a replacement for her.
Pontefract Liqorice Fair
A while ago we set John on the right lines with a computer so he could advertise his service to
charity galas, where he sets up his train & track and gives rides to kids and their parents with the proceeds going to the charity. Here he is at last years Liquorice Fair in
The Sound of Mucic
Musician Brian Howe aged 80 retired from playing the church organ recently after 30 years service to the Trinity Methodist Church in Castleford. It seems that organists are few and far between now
that working mens clubs no longer employ them, as singers and artistes have their own digitised backing tracks. Will the church have to play hymns cds through a stereo system?
No! Local Social Enterprise Airdale Computer Recycling came to the rescue and donated a refurbished laptop and with the help of a special music program, the church organ now plays itself and
the church is again filled with that rich wonderous sound that only a church organ can make. Kathryn Stainburn, church warden said “On Saturday, several people came in through the side door of
the church when they heard the music, to congratulate the organist on beautiful playing and were stunned to find that the church organ was being controlled by a computer!”
Airedale Computer Recycling often make donations of computer equipment to local good causes and their Development Manager Keith Sorrell said “It’s
great to be able to help in such a way and now the fabulous music can continue”.
Kidz in Kampz
We usually help local charities and organisations but occasionally someone local is doing something good further afield and we like to help where we can. There are thousands of orphaned kidz in kampz
across Burma. We donated a computer to the group that are trying to place them in homes.
Many children were orphaned or displaced during the fighting in Iraq and we pitched in with a computer for the charity Human Fils to help.
Castleford Army Cadets
A well turned out detachment of recruits in Castleford
Thorne Sea Cadets
The TS Gambia unit in Thorne needed help with their good work so we shipped them a couple of computers.
Westfield Food Bank
This group in South Elmsall set up a much needed food bank and we fed them with a computer so they could contact all the food places to get their excess food stocks.
Yorkshire Archaeological Society
They needed to digitise some of their work for future generations so we dug up a computer for them.
With its roots going back over half a century, the concept of a rapid response motorcycle based charity, run by unpaid volunteers has an impressive track record. We were more than happy to wheel in a
computer for this good cause.
Castleford Air Training Core
Always a good cause when the instill discipline and a sense of worth into youngsters.
I’m sure there will be a few high flyers here.
A School in
Our local Fire Station Commander who is also the Scoutmaster took some scouts to Nepal to help out at a school, we sent them on their
travels with some laptops for the school. Now a remote region can join in the worldwide community.
The Ark - Charity Shop
We heard about the volunteers who run the charity shop in Leeds struggling to contact their customers to get donations in so we donated a laptop for them to ease the load.
Rosalie Ryrie Foundation
The Foundation was created to provide a service to help victims, perpetrators, young people, children and families through domestic abuse and aggressive and conforming behaviour. We helped with IT
The Pontefract Family Centre
Donation of electronic
The Crossgates Methodist Church
Donation of electronic goods.
Residents of The Grove Nursing Home in Knottingley were delighted with a donation of an A3 Colour Laser Printer to help their residents
with dementia to create LifeBooks to help them remember events in their lives.
DebRA is the national charity working on behalf of people in the UK with the genetic
skin blistering condition Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB). This was an itch we had to scratch with a computer for their local fundraising office.
Sesku Martial Arts
SESKU (South Kirby, South Elmsall & Upton) Martial Arts Centre teaches kids the disciplines of the arts. We assumed the
position and promptly conceded a PC for their centre..
This group who raised a lot of money for
Help4Heros by holding a charity concert. We stayed in tune with them by donating a computer for their raffle.
Ripple Drug Abuse Clinic
RIPPLE is a drug and alcohol abuse clinic which provides accomodation, treatment and advice. Have one on us.
Malma is a little girl aged just 6 years old who has a rare genetic disorder called Proteus Syndrome where limbs can be severly deformed
resulting in half man – half tree effect. Only 200 people have ever been diagnosed with this and 160 of them are alive and living with it. Thank goodness Malma is not as bad as the person in
this publicity photo. We are happy to help raise awareness for this.
Hamara Health Clinic
Hamara has grown to be the largest ethnic minority organisation in the voluntary and community sector in Leeds. Information and Advice, Health Promotion / Education, Older Peopleâ€™s Services, Womenâ€™s Activities, Sports and Exercise, Youth Services, Community
Cohesion and Training Programmes are all key facets of its work. Don’t know how they all fit along with our computer in that tiny hut though.
Soldiers, Seamen & Air Force Association needed a computer to help and support those who serve in our Armed Forces and those who used
to serve – even if it was only for a single day. They also care for the families of both and helped to make a real difference to many lives. We didn’t fight this request.
Askern Air Cadets
The Royal Air Force Air Cadets need computers to complete their
Knottingly Air Cadets
Askern Squadron who we donated a couple of computers to recently metioned our service to Knottingely ATC. With over 1,000 squadrons across the UK, we get a few requests and several
computers also flew into the Knottingley Squadron
Urban Sprawl are a theatre company which works with homeless people in Leeds. They are a small Voluntary Organisation and devise plays
with people who have experience of homelessness and then tour those plays
This is a promotion picture from their tour, “Plague”, in which they played zombies playing a family breaking down. A computer will
help them write and publicise their work
South Elmsall Air Cadets
The 23rd Squadron photographed here on board a Wellington Bomber needed a computer to complete their online
certification processes. We’ll help anyone with such high ambition.
Castleford Town FC
The under 8’s needed a new football strip, so we kicked the idea around and scored points by donating
a very nice computer for them to raffle to raise the funds.
This Leeds based charity have a music project. Young people on many levels of the autistic spectrum can display a really artistic or creative talent, so
we didn’t flap about donating a computer for them.
Swan Rescue Hospital
The guys that run the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital came to us for a computer to
help with their increased workload. We didn’t duck this request.
Castleford & Normanton Majorettes were the recipients of some IT
equipment to help show off their major talent.
Wakefield Sea Cadets have been running for 62 years and we just got
around to shipping them several computers to help keep their shipmates shipshape
Children in Need
Every year we support several fund raisers for this appeal. Usually by donating a nice refurbished computer as a
raffle prize. We can bear it.
When the premises for the Yorkshire
Air Ambulance were broken into, they had their laptop computer stolen, we didn’t hover on the fence, we pitched in to help.
Motor Home Convoy
30+ motor home owners gave up their summer holidays to take collected goods to 3 childrens homes in Croatia. We sent several computers for this very special house call.
CTPLUS CIC is a community Interest company, which gives part of its profits back
into the community to help out underprivileged people with reduce hire and also runs the access bus service providing a needy service for the elderly to be able to get out of the house and enjoy some
socialising with the community. Tickets please.
Ackworth Heritage Group
They promised not to do a calender so we helped them out with a computer for their
good work in the community
Stonham Housing Trust
They help with assisted tenancies to enable people to manage their own household. Worth a few computers to keep them all safe we thought.
All Saints Church Youth Project
Their project in Pontefract needed a couple of
computers to help them with local youth so we happily loaded their bus.
Beancroft Legion Of Neighbour Delegation is a residents community support group, so
we did the neighbourly thing.
The Old Quarry Adventure Playground
They asked for some computers to help with advertising their adventure playground.
We played along.
They are a non-profit making organisation that helps people with HIV. A worldwide problem so we were proud to be
able to help
KMutuple Sletosis Society
They are the UK’s largest charity for people
affected by multiple sclerosis (MS) – about 85,000 people in the
UK.A donation of multiple computers is the least
we can do for them.
We occasionally help assisted tenancies through housing associations and this time it was the turn of Foundation Housing in Leeds. No roof but definitely Windows on this computer.
SRI Lankan Cancer Hospital
Sarah Burke, a medical student at Leeds University went to Sri Lanka to do research into a new cancer pain
management therapy as part of her degree and needed a laptop computer to work with. The GCI Hospital in Maharagama is the only place that offers cancer care in all of Sri Lanka. With our blessing,
Laura donated our laptop to the hospital after completing her work to help relieve the pain in their admin.
Air Training Cadets
based in South Elmsall near Pontefract received a couple of computers to help them keep the flag aloft.
ST Giles Wakefield
We usually try to help LOCAL charities and groups with free computers, but as John Hopwood is a long standing
customer at Airedale Computers, we decided to help further afield. John is a member of the Wakefield Diocese which sends out computers and sewing machines among other things to the Mara Diocese in
Tanzania, one of the poorest countries in the world. They now have a computer school where they teach the skills for employment.
Wakefield Sea Cadets
This branch of the Sea Cadets have been running for over 62 years so it was about time we gave them some
computers to help their young people. Several of them came with their fearless leader to collect their booty.
Airedale School Summer Gala
The school held a competition to raise funds during their summer gala and we donated a hot prize.
Make a Wish Foundation
They make wishes come true for terminally ill kids and one of them wished for a computer. Our work experience
students did all the work and met with the foundations mascot. (he’s not small, he’s kneeling)
Crofton Nursery Group
collected a computer for their group to help the kids get ready for school. We set the alarm function for
is a rock band that plays for charity. We thought we’d play along with a computer to advertise the band.
…and many, many
See our “Wall of Fame” at the Airedale shop