Microsoft program boost for Priority IT’s charity computer refurb scheme

May 2, 2019

IT firm Priority IT’s computer recycling scheme has been accepted onto the Microsoft Refurbisher Program in a move that should swell a charity’s coffers.

Priority IT refurbishes redundant and unwanted laptops and computers which are then passed on to new owners in exchange for a donation to Wiltshire charity Alzheimer’s Support. 

Now the Westbury-based firm has been accepted onto the program it hopes to increase awareness of its initiative and so raise even more funds for the charity.

Priority IT managing director Kieran Thomas said: “For some time, we have been refurbishing redundant PCs and laptops – of course, wiping them clean first – which we then pass on for a suggested donation to raise money for Alzheimer’s Support. This has already brought in about £2,000 for an excellent cause.

“Most of the computers coming through are Windows 7. With Windows 7 going end-of-life next January we decided it was time to get on the refurbisher program, so we can upgrade the operating system to Windows 10.”

The Priority IT team passed an online test to be accepted onto the program and the firm is now listed as an official partner on the Microsoft website, meaning it will be able to reach more people who are looking for a refurbished computer.   

Babs Harris, CEO of Trowbridge-based Alzheimer’s Support, said: “We are delighted to be benefitting from this wonderful scheme which is recycling at its best. The money raised will help people living with dementia in Wiltshire to lead active, independent and meaningful lives. We need to raise £300,000 each year to support the services which make so much difference, so every penny helps. We are so grateful to Kieran and his team for supporting us.”

Microsoft said its refurbisher partners were implementing innovative ways to transition to a sustainable, low-carbon future for the planet, resulting in millions of PCs and all types of consumer end-of-life electronics recycling.  

Details of the PCs and laptops on offer – which include Lenovo Edge models – are available via Priority IT’s website at for a suggested donation of £50 each. The team also offer a secure data wipe service, again in aid of Alzheimer’s Support, for a donation of £20.

For more information about Alzheimer’s Support’s work, visit

Pictured: Babs Harris, left, and Rachel Fear of Alzheimer’s Support with Priority IT managing director Kieran Thomas 







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