Tech Digest and O2 Recycle raise £500 for Great Ormond Street Hospital!

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Back at the end of last year Tech Digest teamed up with the O2 Recycle scheme in order to raise some money for a great cause.

Collecting all our old tech gear from the Shiny Media towers, the O2 Recycling gurus went about reselling the items, and ethically disposing of the ones that had no value, pushing all profits made to two separate charities.

The Tech Digest/Shiny Shiny profits would go the Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital, who do amazing work helping our little loved ones battle illness. O2 would be giving their share to Think Big, their initiative which empowers youngsters up and down the country, giving them funding to run their own community projects.

We’re now happy to announce that O2 Recycle have managed to raise and donate £500 for the Great Ormond Street Chidren’s Hospital! A big pat on the back for everyone involved, well done!

But we can still do much more great work! We need your help to raise as much cash as we possibly can for these two great causes.

According to the O2 Recycle team’s research, we throw away 17.5 million perfectly usable gadgets every year, with a potential value of £750 million!

We’re asking if you can pool together any unwanted gadgets lying around your house to put towards the fund raising effort. Just pop them into the post, to the address found at this link, and we’ll do the rest. We’ll make sure that the owner of each profitable item sent gets credited on the site, so that you’re hard work is recognised.

O2 offer a full price-match service on your recyclable gadgets too, meaning if you’re offered a better price for the item elsewhere, they’ll match it to the penny.

The recycling scheme can of course also be used personally if you’ve got a charity you’d like to support, or just need a little extra cash of your own. But you’d be helping out a great cause by teaming up with the Tech Digest and Shiny Shiny teams!

For more info, check out the video above, and then head over to www.o2recycle.co.uk to get started!

Gerald Lynch