Guernsey estate agency Cooper Brouard has purchased five brand new tablet computers which they are handing over to the charity to distribute to the groups or individuals that need them the most.
The agency says it is inspired by the ‘We All Matter, Eh?’ initiative #StayConnected to keep the more isolated islanders connected during the Covid 19 outbreak,
Cooper Brouard Director, Matt Brouard has a particular affinity for the project saying: “I have elderly parents in a care home, currently both getting over Covid 19 virus, and a mother-in-law in another home who we Skype to keep in touch with, I know what a huge difference it can make being able to both see and talk to them. This is a fantastic idea from ‘We All Matter, Eh?’ and we’re are delighted to be able to support it.”
Karen Blanchford, Project Manager at ‘We All Matter, Eh?’ said of the donation: “This is another example of the amazing community spirit that we are seeing from individuals and businesses. So far our partners and team have been able to connect the majority of care homes, hospital wards and supported living accommodation. Our volunteers are working hard to connect more individual islanders during the pandemic. These five tablets from Cooper Brouard will enable another group of more vulnerable people to connect with their loved ones, which is so important for their mental health and wellbeing.”
Matt ends by saying: “Although staying safe is still the island’s priority, staying in touch is equally as important particularly for those unable to go out at all. I’d encourage any individuals who have a device they are not using to donate it, and for businesses that are able to, to consider buying some new kit and handing it over to #StayConnected they are doing a wonderful job.”