Helping hand from Costa Almeria charitable computer workshop

BUSY: Members of the team working hard on getting donated computers into good working order CREDIT: Albox Computer Club

A CHARITABLE workshop in Albox is giving a helping hand to local worthy causes.
PIRdA, which is run by several members of the Albox Computing Cub, offers repaired and upgraded donated computers free of charge to charities and non-profit organisations.
The workshop operates on Monday and Wednesday mornings. A small team give up their time to work on the donated computers and other equipment so they can serve a useful purpose for deserving causes.
Naturally they are always keen to take any old IT equipment people no longer want off their hands. They also welcome assistance from anyone who could join them in getting the computers into good working order.
The Albox Computer Club is an officially registered non-commercial and non-profit entity which offers honest and open information on all things connected to computer use.
This is a friendly group which is all about educating members about how to safely use their computers or tablets and get the most out them, and keeping up with changes in the computer world. Members learn from sharing experiences, can advise on recommended buys and can help clear up queries, confusions and niggling problems.
There are also occasional talks and demonstrations on all aspects of computing, like security and new apps.
The club meets in a private room at the Parilla hotel in Albox on Friday mornings from approximately 10am to 12pm.  For more information contact ACC membership secretary Yvonne Clark on 639 581 246 or email
The PIRdA workshop is at Calle Ramon y Cajal 32 in Albox, (in the El Saliente office). It is open for donations on Mondays and Wednesdays from 10am to 1pm. Alternatively donated items can be handed in to Yvonne at the Parilla on Friday mornings.
For more information about PIRdA email

GRATEFUL: In 2017 Zurgena council presented ACC founder David Shear, who has since sadly passed away, with a plaque to thank him for all his help and for computer donations to the local school and library
CREDIT: Albox Computer Club

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Cathy Elelman

Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.

Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.

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