Millions of mobile phones, laptops and tablets sit in our homes gathering dust, and yet we continue to dig up precious resources to produce more. This doesn’t make sense, so we think it's time to take action! 

We’re looking for schools all over the UK to get involved in a charity fundraising campaign with a difference…

What it doesn’t involve: cake sales, raffles, in fact no normal fundraising at all.

What it does involve: inspiring a movement of school students to gather some of the millions of unused gadgets that are gathering dust in homes across the UK, for us to collect, recondition and resell them. It's an opportunity to have a huge impact on the environment and raise money to improve the tough conditions experienced by children affected by e-waste pollution. 

By leading their own campaign, students are acting on important sustainability issues, and will have the opportunity to develop IT, project management, and fundraising skills. 

We're looking for schools to take part in this exciting new initiative. Schools will benefit from support from our campaign experts, fun, curriculum-linked lesson plans and an opportunity to engage with authorities in the electronics space.

With support from The Wellcome Trust, we are running a pilot of iRescue between October and December, 2017.

How does iRescue work?

Getting involved in iRescue is as easy as 1,2,3. 

  1. Register your interest: have a group of students in mind? Create your team and sign up by following the link below. 
  2. Start collecting: download the iRescue lesson plans and guidance to find out about the launch an iRescue campaign and collect unused gadgets
  3. Celebrate your success: the more your team collects, the more of an impact you make! We will arrange a collection of your devices, and help you to celebrate and share your success.

If you'd like to find out more about iRescue and get involved, register your interest by following the link below.