Donate your old mobile phone to Simpal and help make a difference to those living with cancer
Friday, December 4, 2020
Is a new mobile phone at the top of your Christmas list?
Have you thought about what to do with your old phone? Instead of leaving it at the back of a drawer to be forgotten, why not donate it to Simpal!
Simpal is a brilliant charity that provides FREE pre-paid SIM cards and mobile phones (when available) to those living with cancer.
A cancer diagnosis can bring stress and uncertainty as well as loneliness and isolation. When the financial impact of a cancer diagnosis starts to strike, one of the first things people are forced to sacrifice is mobile communication.
As we surface from a second COVID-19 lockdown many of us have had a glimpse of what social isolation might feel like as we were unable to see our family and friends. During lockdown most of us have been fortunate to stay connected through our mobile phones however digital disconnection is the reality for many people including those living with cancer.
"We are currently supporting some of the most vulnerable people in society, from families with young children living with cancer, to older people who have never used a mobile device previously. ‘Cancer poverty’ is something affecting more people every week."
It is critical for those living with cancer to be able to maintain connection and contact with others. Mobile communication allows people to stay in touch with their friends and family, share news and updates as well as stay connected with health care professionals and medical support networks.
SimPal aims to beat cancer loneliness, isolation and digital disconnection by providing people with FREE pre-paid SIM cards and mobile phones. SimPal relies on phone donations to continue its incredible life changing work.
Learn more about SimPal’s work by visiting their website www.yoursimpal.com. In the meantime, you can send any working pre-owned, network unlocked handsets with chargers (if possible) to the following address: