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CalMac donation helps tackle digital poverty in Greenock

Ferry operator CalMac has donated 55 laptops to a Greenock project which is working to reduce digital poverty and social isolation across Inverclyde.

The Belville Community Garden Trust will refurbish the devices and give them to members if the community who could not otherwise access a computer.

Serge Chabert, the Trust's Digital Coordinator, said: "Belville Community Garden Trust is delighted to have receive a large amount of donated laptops from CalMac for our digital device refurbishing project. It will help members of the community to keep in touch with their family and friends, conduct job searches, take on learning and get access to the support they need."

Gordon McKillop, Corporate Social Responsibility Manager for CalMac, added: "We are delighted to work with the Trust on this important project. Donating older but still working laptops helps local communities and individuals who struggle to get online because of a lack of digital equipment. Also, by diverting electronics away from landfill, it is an environmentally friendly option".

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