If not, you can help in so many other ways!
A very very special thank you to all those wonderful people who have allowed us to deliver 21 laptops to local primary schools in the first week.
As Tara’s ex-boyfriend, Inspector Gadget would say: “WOWSERS“
We do Wedding Car Experiences for charity all year round with 15% of our fees and the blessing of our gorgeous married couples. BUT, this is something different. What is it?
In just 3 days, dad received 9 from the village and 4 from the immediate locality. So far he has supplied over 20 to local schools in Helpston and surrounding villages. Tara says “I was blown away by how kind people were and how many calls dad got asking me to collect laptops from them. People are incredibly kind when you ask.”
Since then Tara has managed to solicit the support of companies, pubs, post offices, local organisations and many, many, individuals across the area. Although she has now managed to deliver the full quantity of computers needed by 2 local schools, she (never a girl to do things in low amounts) is extending his ambition and has approached schools in Barnack and Glinton as well.
Tara wants to toot as loudly as she can and make sure that people and local companies are aware of what she is doing and encourage them to hunt out their old laptops and get them to her dad so that he can help more young children.
She also said that the following bit is dead boring to read but her dad made her put it in.
Although dad has the tools to install the new software on old laptops, he does need the laptops to be 64-bit Windows machines that will successfully boot and have a working power supply. No battery is needed.
Her dad explained (rather badly in Tara’s view) that “The key requirement is for the laptops to be less than 10 years old. Anything before that would probably not be capable of conversion.”
When we asked Tara about the security of the data on a person’s hard drive, she told us that the process of installing the Google operating system on the computer’s disk drive needed all the windows data to be overwritten irretrievably. She said “This is a one way ticket. As soon as dad starts the installation, all the data will be destroyed for good. So please make sure that you have taken everything you need from the drive. There is no going back. I won’t be able to get the data back. Even for my besties.”
In addition to laptops, Tara is looking for help in setting up Covid-safe ‘collection’ addresses across the nearby villages where people can drop their laptops off and she can bumble of to and collect.
In normal times, Tara’s business is to provide a Wedding Car Experience to happy couples through weddingtuktuk.com, however his business has been struggling without any government help during 2020. He tells us that couples are already moving weddings from 2021 to 2022 which is making it very difficult for him. The bright side is that dad can use his beloved Tara the Tuk Tuk (that’s me) to deliver the laptops to kids and get a huge beaming smile in return.