A local hero called Freddie was unfortunately diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer in November 2019 at the age of 6. It's called Ewing's Sarcoma and is an aggressive cancer that creates tumours in the bone and soft tissue that can spread to anywhere in the body, very quickly. Freddie has faced 8 months of chemo, countless blood transfusions, platelet transfusions, blood boosting injections, radiotherapy and side effects. Freddie has been an awesome fighter and is a huge inspiration to so many Freddie Fans.
As part of OX IT Solutions ongoing commitment to local business, we recently reached out to a handful of schools in Oxfordshire with an offer of FREE Chromebooks to assist with the home learning hurdles faced by our local communities in these challenging times.
Amongst the schools we assisted, Henry Box School (Witney) and Wheatley Park School were both grateful recipients of HP Chromebooks!
According to a recent local BBC report, up to 30% of home schooling children and their families are struggling to share either a single laptop, or in some cases, even attempting to home school via a smartphone.
River Learning Trust - How to Donate
The River Learning Trust serve some of Oxford's most disadvantaged communities and YOUR donation helps sustainability, is healthier for the environment than disposal and could make all the difference to a family already struggling in this difficult period.
If YOUR company wish to donate an old or unused Chromebooks/laptops, then please contact us or you can donate here:
Chichester High School were in a predicament and came to us for help. During the Covid Pandemic in April 2020 students using home equipment for learning were becoming a threat to security and Jim Turner reached out to us for help.
We contacted Panda who were more than happy to help with security issues, offering a free solutions to students.
The post reads:
As if you didn’t have enough to worry about with Global Pandemics, lockdown, home schooling or answers to the great tiger based mysteries posed by online streaming services!
The threat from online nasties and malicious software still persist! I have seen a huge uptake in the use of our Office365 portal and other web based learning platforms. Which means so many more pupils are online on either their own equipment or maybe even yours and being safe online is as important now as it ever was.
There are numerous free solutions to protect your machine, some good some bad and some completely insufficient. If you are looking for something better than the basic but don’t want to pay out for another bit of software, then I have the perfect solution for you. I have been given a load of licenses from out new Antivirus provider Panda for home use.
You can get your copy here:
When you have downloaded this email me directly for a license key. You can install this on Windows, MAC. Android or IOS devices. This license will give you the following service for 1 year (Current RRP for this is £26.24).
-Antivirus with Firewall For Windows devices 100% virus detection rate
-Mac and Android devices real-time antivirus protection
-Free VPN Limited 150MB/day. Browse anonymously from a single virtual location
-Protect your WiFi network from hackers and prying neighbours
-Scan external/USB devices and keep them safe from any kind of threats
Jim Turner ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chichester High School
A massive thank you to Chris Cope at OXIT for sorting this out for us. OXIT have been a valued and trusted supplier of IT Equipment to the school for a number of years and once again step up when we need their skill and support.
Thanks Chris and Thanks to everyone at Panda.
Here is the letter featured on their facebook page:
OX IT are proud sponsors of Circus Starr – who are a not-for-profit organisation that make a difference throughout the UK with 74 magical community events.
We are pleased to announce that we are pledging 10 seats to enable 10 children with additional needs or families in difﬁcult circumstances to see the show taking place this Saturday 12th October 2019 at South Park, Oxford.