April 18, 2013 10.46 am This story is over 133 months old

Charity turns unused Lincoln warehouse into donation site

New life: A UK charity doesn’t just make use of old computers, but also old unused Lincoln warehouses.

A computer charity will transform and empty warehouse in Lincoln and set it up a as a donation site.

Computers 4 Africa takes old, working computers and IT equipment in the UK and, once wiped, delivers them to schools, colleges, libraries, clinics and specific projects in Africa.

The charity has collected in Lincoln for the last four years, and in the last three months, two schools donated equipment to help 1,000 African children, and a business donated 180 PCs and laptops.

The charity is working with local landlords, B&Q and Travis Perkins to set up an empty unit off Tritton Road into a drop-off point.

In addition to a place to store the computers, the site will be decorated with a variety of flags, representing the different countries in Africa.

Each flag will also have a fact board directly below, so the warehouse can be an educational resource for people to visit.

Once ready, the address will be Unit 2, Lindis Retail Park, Tritton Road, Lincoln, LN6 7QY. Collections take place on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3, from 9am to 5pm.