Repc Donate Laptop to 96-year-old World War 2 Veteran

Mr Albert Jarrett, age 96, a Jamaican-born, World War 2 Royal Air Force Veteran, and a staunch member of The National Caribbean Monument Charity (TNCMC), was absolutely delighted on receiving a laptop from Mr Bevil Williams, Director of REPC Ltd a Sandwell-based IT recycling and repurposing social enterprise business.

Mr Jarrett was overjoyed to receive such a wonderful gift. He said:

“With this device I can access the world much easier and quicker, especially now that I am able to join the many Zoom meetings I am invited to, and also now being able to keep in touch with family and loved-ones during the current COVID19 pandemic”

Mr Jarrett was indeed very grateful and very appreciative of such an outstanding gesture from Mr Williams. 

Mr Williams said:

“Now that we are about to enter a second lockdown of COVID-19 I was more than happy to donate this laptop to Mr Jarrett to enable him the freedom he craves to link with the outside world, and even more delighted to have met such an iconic gentleman and veteran of World War 2. 

 Left to right Royal Air Force Veteran Donald Campbell (Chair TNCMC), Albert Jarrett, World War 2, Royal Air Force Veteran & Bevil Williams, Director of Repc Ltd. 

Mr Campbell said:

 “ As the Gatekeeper for Mr Jarrett, I noticed how keen he was on using the internet and keeping up with online meetings.  However, his frustration with his ageing computer was evident when, on numerous occasions, he tried unsuccessfully to connect to the outside world for the many interviews with the media such as BBC TV, newspapers etc.

In conversation with Mr Williams, I happened to mention Mr Jarrett’s plight and he was immediately captivated by Mr Jarrett’s trail-blazing achievements. I was surprised and delighted when Mr Williams said he would gift a laptop to Mr Jarrett. I promptly set up a meeting for both gentlemen to meet; the deed was done and the mission was accomplished.

A massive thank you to Mr Williams for making two Veterans very happy”.

2 thoughts on “Repc Donate Laptop to 96-year-old World War 2 Veteran

  1. Gareth says:

    It was an honour to meet Mr Jarrett yesterday. Truly an inspirational man! I hope that he enjoys his new laptop.

  2. Jeremiah says:

    Want a fantastic story and so good to know that you are never too old to learn. The added value of people being able to communicate and keep in touch, really helps to create and enhance a better quality of life.

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