A WILTSHIRE IT firm’s recycling scheme has been given boost from Microsoft.

Westbury-based Priority IT has raised around £2,000 for Alzheimer’s Support by refurbishing old laptops and PCs which are then passed on to new owners in exchange for a donation to the charity.

The company has received the seal of approval from the Microsoft Refurbisher Programme and hopes it can expand the initiative and raise even more cash.

Managing director Kieran Thomas said: “We had to take an online test to be accepted onto the Microsoft programme, which we successfully passed. Now we are listed as an official partner on the Microsoft website, we should be able to reach out to more people who are looking for a refurbished computer.”

Alzheimer’s Support CEO Babs Harris 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 raised £300,000 each year to support the services which make so much difference, so every penny helps.”