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National campaign sees Queensbury ‘Try One Thing’ online

This week will see Get Online Week help Queensbury residents learn that getting the most out of the internet can be easy and fun.

National Get Online Week 2017 runs from October 2 – October 8, and this year, it’s asking you to Try One Thing – use the internet to do just one thing you’d normally do in a shop or bank, in a doctor’s or chemist, or even over the phone.

Whether you’re brand-new to the internet, or you want a bit of help making more out of being online, local events with free and friendly support will help you take your next step.

Kathryn Halford, Development Manager from Queensbury Community Programme says:

Almost everyone has heard about some of the ways the internet can help you save money, save time, and make life easier and more fun. But if you’re not confident using a computer, tablet or smartphone, or you’ve heard about some of the dangers of being online, it can be difficult to take that next step.

But getting the most out of the internet doesn’t have to be scary. We think that doing just one thing online is all you need to do to get started, and we’re running events to help people do just that!

We will be holding our Get Online Week events on Wednesday, 4th October 1.30pm – 3.30pm at Goodwin House, Minstrel Close Queensbury BD13 1PU. There’ll be lots of friendly support for anyone who wants to start doing a bit more online – and it’s absolutely free.

People can call 01274 816748 to find out more, or just pop in and see what’s happening. The more the merrier and everyone’s welcome!

One person who’s already benefited from trying one thing is learner Myla Sugden who’s already been getting help to get online at Queensbury Community Programme.

Mayla, who is 77 says:

I never dreamed I’d be able to learn about computers at my age but I really wanted to be able keep in touch with my family abroad and people kept telling me to use the internet.

Well, with a bit of help fron Anne here at the centre, I was soon Skyping with my daughter and my family in the West Indies and America – I couldn’t believe we could chat face to face! I kept on learning and now I’m emailing and even looking for cheaper flights tickets to go and visit. Getting online has brought me such joy!

Find Out More

For more information about Get Online Week events in Bradford where you can Try One Thing, contact the Queensbury Community Programme @ The Bank, 36 High Street, Queensbury BD13 2PB tel: 07986778010 . To find other local events, call 0800 77 1234 and ask for help with digital skills, or visit www.getonlineweek.com/events.

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