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Firm gifts a photocopier and more to farm project

Posted onPosted on 15th Jan

A visit to provide a quote for new photocopying and printing equipment prompted a Shirebrook-based business to make generous donations to a social enterprise project.

And readers of this article can help the company to make further donations.

Rhubarb Farm supports vulnerable people to change their lives for the better, using horticultural therapy.

It works with people of all needs and abilities, providing work placements, training and volunteering opportunities for people who are unemployed, ex-offenders, have mental or physical ill health or learning disabilities.

Scott Westwood, director of Smart Digital Business Solutions, Shirebrook, visited the Langwith farm to look at its photocopying and printing infrastructure and provide a quote for Canon equipment.

But he was left feeling so humbled and inspired by the work the charity does that he made the decision there and then to donate much-needed IT equipment, which he delivered personally to Rhubarb Farm within an hour of leaving the meeting.

He also promised that Smart Digital’s IT Department would install a network point for the farm’s new Canon colour multi-function device, all for free.

Scott said: “Rhubarb Farm offer amazing support to vulnerable people, helping to change their lives, so I want us to be seeking areas in which we can help support this fantastic organisation.”

Scott has also agreed to donate £200 to Rhubarb Farm for every new client Smart Digital works with the Mansfield and Ashfield area on mentioning this article.

Anita Ollerenshaw, farm manger, added: “The new machine will certainly have a massive impact on the efficiency of our copy and print resources for the farm as a whole and all of our students. We cannot thank Smart Digital enough.”

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