WBD supports Plymouth community action with sustainable tech donation

Law firm Womble Bond Dickinson (WBD) has supported one of its charity partners to continue to harness tech for the good of the local community.

The firm has donated a range of equipment to the community interest company (CIC) Our Plymouth to support its mission to develop digital capabilities to facilitate community action.

The charity received four desktop computers, monitors, keyboards and mice for their office at the Airport Business Centre.

The equipment was delivered to the charity in WBD’s new electric van, recently purchased by the firm as part of its wider ambition to be net zero by 2030.

Suzanne Gado commented: “It has been fantastic to be able to support Our Plymouth’s work on creating change through harnessing the power of technology.

“The equipment donated will support the charity’s work with the local community, and delivering the donation in WBD’s new electric vehicle bolsters our commitment to sustainability.”

Our Plymouth is on a mission to develop a single digital platform which will be a powerful tool to connect, communicate, collaborate, inspire and recognise citizen and community action. 

As part of the fight against the pandemic, the charity ran the recruitment process for volunteer vaccine stewards in the city to support the rollout of the COVID-19 booster programme at the end of last year.

Martin Mills from Our Plymouth commented: “We are proud to have recruited over 3,500 volunteers to assist with the vaccine programme in both Plymouth and Exeter. We currently have over 1,100 volunteers that we deploy to the main vaccination centres at Home Park in Plymouth, and Greendale in Exeter.

“So far these volunteers have given over 174,000 hours of their time to help fight the pandemic and we expect to continue with this project until the end of June.

“The new computers will enable us to get even more opportunities listed for volunteers signing up to help around 50 charities in Plymouth that come to us for their volunteer recruitment.”

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