Level Up in Numbers

Level Up in Numbers

Over 500 laptops and tablets refurbished and distributed to children and young people

The Team

  • 1 “Man with a Plan” – Martin Saunders, who started Level Up Horley and helped the project grow borough-wide
  • 1 research volunteer – contacting schools to see how many laptops were needed
  • 6 communications volunteers – helping to spread the word
  • 600 + residents who donated their unused devices
  • 5 volunteer drivers – collecting and delivering laptops
  • 10 technical volunteers – cleaning and refurbishing laptops, rising to every technical challenge
  • 3 significant funders, Raven Housing Trust, Pfizer and Peter Harrison Foundation, covering the costs of new parts
  • 12 individual funders
  • 20+ schools and charities distributing devices to children and young people in need

Technical bits

  • 76% of laptops have a new Solid State Disc (SSD) put in by us
  • 5.1 GB – average RAM of donated devices (excluding tablets), hence majority suitable for Windows 10

Operating Systems installed:

  • 92% Windows
  • 7% CloudReady
  • 1% Chrome OS

Work rate of our amazing technical volunteers:

  • 50% of refurbs completed within 2 days, 90% completed within 7 days
  • Peak of ~12 laptops completed per day in early Feb, currently completing ~5 per day

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