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CDL & Mustard Tree give new life to old technology

Stockport based technology firm CDL has combinded recycling with community investment by donating nearly forty computers to Manchester homelessness organisation Mustard Tree.

We are committed to a scheme of corporate social responsibility and, through our relationship with Mustard Tree, are able to ensure that our old computers will not only be recycled, they'll directly benefit some of the people in our local community that need access to them the most.

- Peter Larkham,
Head of Human Resources for CDL
As a supplier of cutting-edge insurance software to price comparison and insurance broking websites, CDL has to renew its hardware regularly.  The company was determined to find a way of disposing of them that benefited their local community, so donating them to Mustard Tree was ideal. 

The computers will be used for IT classes and in-house training at Mustard Tree's weekly Ready for Work club, run in partnership with Business in the Community, as well as by clients writing up CVs and searching for jobs online.

Johnny Bushell, Progression Co-ordinator at Mustard Tree said:

"These computers are a highly valued resource and will replace our aged computer suite PCs! Over the past year we have supported 30 individuals back into employment. This kind donation will help us to continue our effectiveness in supporting our clients to increase their skills, confidence and realise their potential."

With over 10,000 registered clients, Mustard Tree provides practical support in terms of furniture, clothing, emergency food parcels and a weekly soup kitchen. It also runs a range of innovative projects aimed at increasing the confidence, skills, motivation and employability of the homeless and marginalised.  Find out more on the Mustard Tree website.


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