SOUTH Craven residents who have received new laptop computers or other devices for Christmas are being urged not to throw away their old ones.

Unwanted items are being sought by Reboot, an initiative launched last year in North Yorkshire to help get people left isolated by the pandemic online.

Donated devices are refurbished and then distributed.

The scheme has proved so popular, it now has a waiting list.

North Yorkshire County Council and Skipton Building Society are amongst organisations supporting the drive to find more devices.

Councillor David Chance, the county council’s executive member for corporate services, says: "Reboot North Yorkshire was a great success when it was introduced and was well supported by both individuals and organisations.

"That success has been down to the generosity of those who have made donations and as it is clear there is still demand, we are making a fresh appeal for help.

"If people have upgraded their computer equipment, they can help others by donating the devices they no longer need."

Skipton Building Society has donated nearly 100 items of equipment.

Stacey Dickens, for the society, says: "We wanted to be involved and give back to the community."

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