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Tenants win computer in Watford Community Housing Trust giveaway
Tenants living in Watford Community Housing Trust homes have won themselves one of 25 refurbished computers for free.
A prize draw, organised by the trust, saw more than 100 residents enter.
The machines were supplied by Eco Computer Systems Ltd, a social enterprise which specialises in recycling computer equipment and gives all its profits back to community projects.
One of the lucky winners, Shah Ata, said: "This was such a good thing for the trust to do, to help us like this.
"I have a computer but it was getting old and in need of replacement, and they are so expensive. I need one for my work so I’m very pleased."
Ruairi McCourt, director of housing and neighbourhood services at the trust, said: "So much of our lives are led online these days, and computer access is becoming increasingly important for many of our tenants.
"You often need the internet to apply for jobs, to get the best deal on utility bills, and pretty soon it will be needed to apply for benefits. It’s great to be able to support our tenants in this way."