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Harry noticed there was an issue with e-waste being created, and with the problems of making devices being repaired harder, he thought he would find a way to offer his knowledge and time to tackle this ongoing problem.

“I hope that I can pass my knowledge onto the community and allow them to save landfill and money by repairing and upgrading their own devices.”

“My favourite thing to fix is PS3 consoles. It was the first machine I had an issue with, and fixed. I find them very useful consoles which hold sentimental value to me so enjoy seeing them restored to their prime.”

Ever since he was a child, Harry was obsessed with taking computers and devices apart to figure out how they work, he then found the challenge of putting it back together. It was like a fun game for him, and it hasn’t stopped since then.

If you would like to get in contact with Harry to get a device fixed, the best way to contact him is on Facebook: Tech Shack, or on Instagram: @TechShackCV

Categories: Blog, posted on 19 May 2022

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Hi there!

Just in case you haven't heard we are opening the doors of Coalville CAN HQ on Friday at 10am - You are invited!

We have been working hard, rescuing furniture, creating spaces and making the place ready. Thanks to Schneider, Plant Plan and hours of work from our team of young Kick starters and crew members its looking good! 

It's a space for community, for creativity and for connecting. It has offices and hotdesking on the second floor (available now!) and a mix of spaces downstairs including The Workshop, The Gallery, Makers (a retail outlet) and Peter's Place in memory of Peter Elderfield - a local veteran that campaigned for housing solutions all of his life, without whom we would not have this amazing space overlooking the clocktower in Coalville to play with!  

With extra special thanks to World Habitat and the National Lottery Community Fund for the space and the funding to get us started! Our key mission is to enable the local community to have control over buildings and run them as sustainable enterprises, with every penny of surplus going directly back into the community. 

Over the coming year Coalville CAN will be offering a Community Share Offer to enable local people and people passionate about community ownership to invest in this building, so that it will be held, for future generations, in the hands of the community.  

You can visit anytime between 10am and 4pm on Friday 20th and Saturday 21st - just turn up - no need to book!

On Friday 20th at 5pm there is an evening with Jon Alexander, author, on his book tour of the UK, with Citizens - all welcome - book using this event brite link May 20th 5pm to let us know you are coming.

From Monday 23rd our general opening times will be - Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10-4pm with a late opening on Thursdays form 6-8pm

Look forward to seeing you there!

Categories: Announcement, Blog, posted on 18 May 2022

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Click through to find out about Tommy's work at the MRC in Coalville!

Categories: Blog, posted on 17 May 2022

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*This writeup is the first in a series of articles we'd like to share about the different challenges we all face in school. In this issue, Maya Velani tells her story about living with ulcerative colitis.*

Hi my name is Maya, I'm in year 12 and I'm going to tell you about the difficulties I've faced going through high school with a chronic illness and how I've overcome them.

I have a condition called ulcerative colitis where my large intestine can get inflamed leading to frequent visits to the toilet and terrible cramps.
When I was diagnosed I found it hard to cope in lessons and missed a lot of work. This didn't help me as it stressed me out which made my condition worse.

On top of this I was put on steroids for a whole year which made me gain a lot of weight, this wasn't great for my self esteem as I was worried people were constantly judging me. I was nervous to use my toilet pass for the same reason. I quickly realised it didn't matter what others thought my health mattered most and people probably weren't judging me as much as I thought.

I was still however having bad days and getting stressed about being behind in work. This is when I learnt that I had to tell teachers when I wasn't feeling well so I would stop putting too much pressure on myself to be 'perfect'.

It was hard in the beginning and still can be sometimes but I've learnt to not worry about others opinions, to stop putting pressure on myself and to tell teachers when I'm having bad days. The last one is particularly important because sometimes telling others helps you feel better even if sometimes it's just a friend it will always help a little.

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Categories: Blog, posted on 27 Oct 2021

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My first news description

Categories: Featured, General, Announcement, Blog, posted on 16 Oct 2021

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