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Larry’s Story

My mum got in touch with Fortis Living to see if they did work experience on computing because that’s what my interest is in. That’s how I discovered the @FortisLiving Digital Champion scheme. I’ve really enjoyed helping people who don’t have knowledge and experience with computers, but it’s also helped me. It’s been great finding …

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Website Redesign

As I have recently redesigned this website I thought I would share details on how this site was built. Digital Champion is built with WordPress, an open source content management system. This means you install the WordPress software on a web server and then add content, such as images and pages to it through WordPress. …

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Chris’ Story

How did you hear about becoming a Fortis Living Digital Champion? One of the challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme is to volunteer and I decided to do something with computers. I’m doing GCSE Computer Science and I’m particularly interested in Apple technology. I often help family and friends with their devices and …

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Karen’s Story

I’d never used a computer before meeting Tim and his Digital Champions. Now I’ve got a part time job, I can log in to my email and check my payslips, check my Universal Credit, and I even got over £300 refunded because I’d been overpaying my rent.

Fun with Figures

With 12% of Worcestershire needing help to use a computer we’d get nowhere without the hard work of the Fortis Living Digital Champions. From April 18 we recruited 42 new Digital Champion volunteers who helped deliver an incredible 929 IT sessions in Malvern and Worcester, volunteering for 859 hours. Overall, since we started the project …

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Fortis Community Awards

Wednesday night was the 2018 Fortis Community Awards, which recognises ordinary people within their community doing extraordinary things. This year the Digital Champions were well represented, with two nominations. Chantelle was nominated for volunteer of the year for her work running a digital inclusion session at the Octagon in Malvern. I was nominated for the …

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