Wednesday, 12 December 2012

How to protect your iPad

Like 85 other families you've got your iPad through the Hearts and Minds phone recycling scheme, and your child loves it!  But what happens if it gets dropped or scratched or thrown?  The best way to ensure that it doesn't get damaged is to invest in a protective cover, which should greatly extend the life of your new iPad.

Here are some ideas..

1. The Otterbox Defender as tested by Grace (of Grace App, a communications app for children with autism)  on Amazon.

2.  The Lifedge Waterproof case from £99 from Lifedge.

3. This blog post reviews several great covers for younger children

4. Overboard Waterproof case from £20.98

5. The GoNow case: "Make your iPad more durable, more portable, and twice as loud!"Coast £65 from Inclusive Technology

6. The Trident Kraken Case: An alternative to the Otterbox Defender costing £40.95 from Amazon

7. The Tabtoob is just £19.99 and is recommended by a Hearts and Minds Mum.  

 "Our iPad has been dropped and bounced more times than a ball!! Awesome case even comes with a screen protector to take it out and about."


Finally here are three tips that you REALLY need to know to help you and your child get the most value out of your iPad:

Does your child needs an iPad? Sign up for the Hearts and Minds mobile phone recycling campaign today:

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Thursday, 6 December 2012

In the News - November 2012

Wishing this family the best of luck with their mobile phone collection!

October was good for Hearts & Minds in the news.  But November was even better, with coverage of the mobile phone recycling scheme and of course the fabulous Hearts & Minds Ball...

Here's a selection of articles by families asking for help to grow their mobile phone collections:

Coverage of the Hearts and Minds Mad Men Ball:

And just to remind you, here is another picture of the lovely Melanie Sykes, patron of Hearts and Minds, at the Mad Men Ball as pictured in the Daily Express ..

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Hearts and Minds go on the buses

For the next twelve months Hearts and Minds will be on the buses: two Manchester buses to be precise, which feature Jacob and the iPad he got through the Hearts & Minds mobile phone recycling scheme...

Founder of the Hearts and Minds Challenge, Ian McGrath, said that he hopes that the ads will "increase awareness of the campaign so that more families can benefit from it."

The Hearts and Minds Challenge aims to raise the quality of life for individuals and their families affected by autism, by ensuring the provision of the highest standards in education, care and support. For more information, please visit:

Does your child needs an iPad? Sign up for the Hearts and Minds mobile phone recycling campaign today:

Twitter: @handmchallenge