OneFamily recycled IT means brand new tech for Brighton school

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Brighton-based financial services company, OneFamily, has donated ten laptops to the children of Moulsecoomb Primary School to help them with their studies.

The chrome-books are being used to support families with home-schooling since some have been struggling with one device between several children during the most recent lockdown.

OneFamily recycles its old IT equipment through a specialist company, gaining a rebate of around £30 for each piece of kit.  Over the last two years enough money had been built-up to enable the purchase of ten chrome-books for the school.

Headteacher Adam Sutton said, “We are extremely grateful to all at OneFamily for supporting the families of Moulsecoomb as they face the unexpected challenges of a global pandemic.

“The devices have allowed us to continue to provide remote, digital learning access to any child that needs it. As we begin to welcome more children back to school, we will use these devices to ensure continued access to our broad, balanced and exciting curriculum.”

Teddy Nyahasha, OneFamily’s CEO said, “As a financial organisation we have a regulatory obligation to dispose of our hard drives securely, so unfortunately we can’t just retrofit and redistribute our old tech to schools and charities. 

“However, we think it’s important to make sure that any other component parts are put to good use and don’t go to landfill, so we use a specialist company to help us with this.  What’s even better is that the intrinsic value can then be used to buy brand new kit, which will help local children who are so desperately in need of equipment to be able to do their school-work.

“I hope that, even when the children are back in the classroom, the pupils of Moulsecoomb Primary will find these chrome-books useful in supporting their learning.  It’s all part of our commitment to helping our local communities and inspiring better futures.”


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About OneFamily

We want to empower modern families through their financial lives.

We believe that finance isn’t just personal. Every decision you make affects the people you care about most. That’s why we believe in creating products for modern families. OneFamily is a customer-owned financial services company that offers lifetime ISAs, lifetime mortgages, junior ISAs, child trust funds, bonds and over 50s life cover. We are committed to enabling families to work together to meet the financial demands of modern life.

We have 40 years’ experience of being a trusted provider of financial solutions, with 2.6 million customers and 7.4 billion in funds under management.

OneFamily Foundation

The OneFamily Foundation was set up to benefit OneFamily customers, their families and the communities in which they live and work. OneFamily is owned by its customers, rather than shareholders, which means it focuses on offering added value for customers instead of running the business to pay dividends to shareholders. The Foundation has awarded £4 million since 2015 through its personal and community-based funding initiatives.

OneFamily customers can apply for a Young Persons Education Grant of up to £500 which are awarded monthly, to help them or someone, aged 15-19, they care about.  They can be used for study materials, to travel costs or a new laptop.

Alternatively, OneFamily customers can nominate a project close to their heart for a Community Grant of up to £2500.  These awards have helped communities to fund projects including the renovation of swimming pools, parks and supporting dementia charities.