A charity which provides technology for lonely residents has been nominated for Essex TV’s Charity of the Year Award.

WaveLength is the UK’s oldest and leading national charity gifting radios, televisions, and tablet computers to help people meaningful connections with current events and loved ones.

The award recognises a strong charity model that enables their organisation to effectively help others and bring positive impact and success within communities.

In Essex, WaveLength recently gave a set of tablet computers to Essex Dementia Care, who provide one-to-one support, respite and emotional support for their main care-givers.

Mark Hinson, Dementia Practitioner said: “The tablets are a familiar item, it’s like using a fork. Once you’ve learnt the skill of using it, then it becomes second nature - so the tablets are very helpful.”

WaveLength has also supported Chess Homeless Hostel in Chelmsford, Emmaus Colchester Rooms, and Havering Women’s Aid.

Tim Leech, CEO of WaveLength said: “We are delighted to be shortlisted for Essex TV’s Charity of the Year, especially in our eightieth year of fighting loneliness.

“We're looking forward to meeting inspiring charities, businesses, and individuals at the awards evening.”

Essex TV Awards ceremony will be held at Epping Hall, St Johns Road on Saturday, November 30.

If you or someone you know could benefit from the gift of technology, visit: www.wavelength.org.uk