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Bulky Bob’s launches refurbished IT equipment programme for schools

In light of the government announcement to Headteachers that they will receive far fewer laptops for distance learning than they were first promised, Bulky Bob’s are providing high quality refurbished computers, at a fraction of the price, to schools as part of their pledge to End Furniture Poverty. They also donate 20% of all refurbished computers to families living in poverty.


The announcement that the allocation of computers to disadvantaged pupils has now been reduced by a massive 80% came just two days after the government used its Covid-19 emergency powers to impose a new legal duty on schools to provide remote learning to any pupil unable to attend lessons because of the pandemic.

Much-loved Merseyside headquartered Bulky Bob’s have collected pre-loved items from residents and business across the region for many years and ensured these items benefit those most in need.

In these difficult times it’s sad to think that there may be families out there sharing beds or sleeping on the floor, or without basic furniture items. Items collected by the Bulky Bob’s collection service are reused where possible, being refreshed and fixed then sold at the Bulky Bobs Furniture World London Road site in Liverpool which is open to the public Mon-Fri 10am until 4pm. This is why it’s crucial items left for collection are protected from the elements as much as possible prior to collection, to give them the best chance of being reused.

Refurbishing IT equipment is the latest in a long line of innovations to ensure those who need essential items, such as computers for our young people, can get hold of these, hence the launch of Bulky Bob’s Reuse IT.

CEO of Bulky Bob’s, Shaun Doran commented:

“Items such as computers are often in great condition when businesses decide to purchase new equipment. Our mission as a group of charities under the FRC Group umbrella is to End Furniture Poverty, and this includes data wiping and refurbishing computers which are often very high-spec, and making them available for schools to bulk buy at a fraction of the price of new equipment.
“Schools have been left in the difficult situation with a legal obligation to provide remote learning where needed, but 80% less computers being made available to them than was initially promised. We are pleased to be able to help and welcome talking to any schools interested”

Those interested in the refurbished computers for schools can email marketing@frcgroup.co.uk or call 0151 305 5201.