Get to know your phone

The start of a year is a great time for looking at your new smart gadget and thinking, “I wish I knew how to work that”.

It’s also good for new resolutions. Such as to figure out that thing you’ve never been able to do on your phone, tablet or computer.

Which makes it a great time to come to Keep up! Our small but trusted band of volunteers are gearing up to welcome anyone with a question they’d like answering or a skill they’d like to acquire.

Our weekly sessions start on 24 January and run through to 21 March. It’s free, everyone is welcome and there are tea and biscuits. We start at 6.30 pm and finish 8.00 pm. Sessions are at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Rd, Leicester LE2 3AH

Keep up spring 2018 dates

Keep up! dates announced

Here are the dates Keep Up! is running during autumn 2017. See the events calendar to check up-to-date info.

  • Wed 25 Oct
  • Wed 1 Nov
  • Wed 8 Nov
  • Wed 15 Nov
  • Wed 22 Nov
  • Wed 29 Nov
  • Wed 6 Dec

We help people in Clarendon Park gain confidence and get connected with gadgets.
Anyone can turn up. The sessions are run by friendly volunteers, mostly uni students. They are free.

We’ll listen as you describe what you want to do, and then offer practical advice. We’ll sit with you as you practise. It takes time to learn, so we usually have the kettle on. And biscuits.

What kinds of things do we help with? Here’s a sample:

“I can use email but attachments beat me”
“How can I read documents on a tablet?”
“What phone is best for me?”

“I can’t use my new smartphone”
“I want to get photos from my phone to my laptop”
“My family want Skype”

Sessions are at Christchurch, 105a Clarendon Park Rd, Leicester LE2 3AH
We start at 6.30 pm and finish 8.00 pm

Summer Saturday—12 August

Summer Saturday, our fun fundraising event, is coming soon— Saturday 12 August. A great chance to meet friends, acquire high-quality bric-a-brac, artworks, plants and herbs for house or garden, secondhand books and all kinds of other treasures.

The lunches last year were spectacularly good. Worth dropping in just for them. And there’s a chance we’ll have music too.

This is our main fundraiser of the year, and we rely on it to keep our projects running. If you can make it, we’d love to see you.

It’s at Christchurch, Clarendon Park Road, from 10 am to 2 pm. Feel free to download and pass on the leaflet below.

Keep up! summer sessions announced

Just a mini-series of Keep up! sessions this summer, as it’s a short term for our student volunteers.

So come when you can in our free, friendly four-week series. If you, or anyone you know, want to learn a bit more about your smartphone, tablet, laptop or other device…check the dates below and come along. You’ll be very welcome.