A Marathon Effort By One Of Our Trustees

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One of our trustees Andreas Haimboeck-Tichy is running  for UCanDoIT in this year’s London Marathon on 26 April 2015.

He said " I am running the London Marathon for the 2nd time. I have chosen to run for UCanDoIT, the brilliant charity which transforms people's lives by providing one-to-one IT Training to disabled people in their own homes teaching them to access the Internet, email, video conferencing facilities and much more and as a result enabling them to live (more) independent lives, interact with friends and family and/or get back into employment."

Stephen Fry has a few words of support for Andreas, in this video.

Please show your encouragement by making a donation and helping him achieve his target of £2,000. 

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UCanDoIT Founder Bids the Charity Goodbye

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UCanDoIT founder Anthony Wigram gave up the Chair three years ago although he remained on the board and has now taken the decision that the time has come to resign as a trustee. He remains committed to the ongoing work of the charity and will continue to offer support.

He said “I want to thank sincerely all tutors for the magnificent work they have done over the last 16 years. I am of course delighted to have left the charity in such good hands. We all know how passionate and committed Mary Payne (CEO) is and how much she gives to our work. We are also extremely lucky to have Dr Michael Taylor as Chair who is equally passionate and committed and brings a great breadth of knowledge to every aspect of our campaign to bring a new life to the thousands of disabled people who can benefit so much from our help”.

As the Chair of UCanDoIT Dr Taylor stated "It was the vision of Anthony Wigram to improve the quality of life for disabled people through their safe use of the Internet. He dramatically achieved this goal by founding the charity UCanDoIT. We now want to build on his success by ensuring UCanDoIT continues to expand through active collaboration with other charities and social enterprises."

Mary Payne CEO of the charity, herself a former learner and tutor, said “We all owe a debt of gratitude to Anthony Wigram for his conviction that people with disabilities would benefit from one-to-one computer and internet tuition and his determination to make this happen. We look forward to carrying his mission forward.”

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Happy New Year

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We would like to wish all our learners, tutors and supporters a Happy New Year for 2015.

 

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UCanDoIT on YouTube

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Have you visited our YouTube page? There are some great videos on there from learners talking about why learning to use a computer has been so important to them.

Visit the UCanDoIT channel here.

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Awards Galore!

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We are doubly thrilled to announce that UCanDoIT have won the Tech4Good Awards for Digital Skills and the People's Award.

Our thanks go to everyone who voted for us and all those involved in the charity that have made this possible.

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Reaching New Audiences

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UCanDoIT are pleased to announce that we will be working in partnership with Viridian Housing on their Digital Inclusion scheme.

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Looking Forward

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Happy New Year from all at UCanDoIT. We enter 2014 full of hope  - realising that we have challenges ahead of us and successes behind us. Looking at our Annual Report reminds us of the people we have met, the organisations we have worked with and the things we have achieved - despite the tough economic climate.

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Spring Online

Spring Online Learners

We recently held our first ever Spring Online event and what an interesting day it was.

We started our day with laptops set up ready to show any takers what they could achieve, and this we did...however what we had not expected was people walking through the door brandishing every size of iPad invented so far!

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We have moved

Our new telephone number is 020 8673 3300 

Our new address is:
1 Taylors Yard, 67 Alderbrook Road, London, SW12 8AD

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UCanDoIT Learner Hits The Airwaves

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UCanDoIT ITQ learner Joanne Wacha was live on 107 Meridian fm local community radio for East Grinstead and surrounding villages Tuesday 13th and 20th. She says "I think I have found one of my definite vocations in life, a major plus is I have met real lovely people with visual impairments and some of them are becoming friends for life."

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