Amongst Croydon’s coronavirus struggle, Go2Games have been an aid to those in the community who require it most. We pride ourselves on giving back where possible, as our director Craig Constantinides declares the virus will not be an obstacle to continue to support the community. Crystal Palace F.C, Palace For Life Foundation have also taken part in helping to equip more individuals with devices.
Through the #KeepCroydonConnected Go2Games and Palace For Life have been able to give back to the community in times of struggle and uncertainty. The hashtag encourages people in the Croydon area to donate their old devices to benefit school children and isolated elderly people who do not already have access. Palace For Life has set up a donation point at Selhurst Park stadium where fans can come on Mondays and Thursdays between 10 to 2.
Palace for Life Foundation Patron and television presenter, Susanna Reid has backed #KeepCroydonConnected as she said ‘The digital divide risks damaging the life chances of this generation. Accessibility to these essential devices is a priority to ensure these young people can complete their schoolwork and continue to receive an education.’
‘Anyone who is able to donate a laptop or device to this appeal will be helping to prevent a crisis happening on our doorsteps.’
The partnership between Go2Games, Croydon Commitment and Croydon Voluntary Action has seen many families gain access to devices. This partnership continues to provide families and individuals with laptops and are determined to benefit more people in the Croydon area. The lack of access to devices has been greatly felt by many within Croydon as a survey of 24/200 Croydon schools discovered that 383 families had no access to the internet or IT devices. At least 600 more families had to share devices within their homes. The results of this survey reemphasis the importance of this campaign.
Go2Games are no stranger to giving back to the community as last April we donated gaming equipment such as consoles and games to children with disabilities and Go2Games shows their continued support to the community through the laptop appeal. #KeepCroydonConnected has aided several families struggling through difficult times, especially under the circumstances of home schooling and working from home. We have recently provided children of St Chad’s Primary school with laptops, which we hope is a great support to their families.
To further support the community Go2Games have set up a raffle donation, with 100% of the revenue going to Keep Croydon Connected. The raffle hosted by Craig Constantinides, has the prize of a 2020/2021 Crystal Palace shirt signed by Wilfred Zaha. The raffle tickets are £2.00 each and the number of times you can enter is unlimited. The raffle ends on the 7th of March with every donation making a life changing difference to families around Croydon.
Keep Croydon Connection is very important to all of those involved and our mission to equip more people with devices is ongoing. With your generous donations we continue to aid one family at a time. Using these devices, we hope to create a positive impact on mental health through using gaming as an escape from anxious realities that we face. Every donation is appreciated and will benefit the lives of many, to help Keep Croydon Connected.
To enter the raffle and help an individual within Croydon click on the link below:
Post your old devices to G2G Limited, PO Box 2069, London, CR90 9NF or visit the drop off spot at Selhurst Park on Mondays and Thursdays.