19th Apr, 2021

Appeal for laptops and tablets to help Droitwich schoolchildren with their remote learning

AN APPEAL has been launched for old laptops, tablets and electronic devices for Droitwich schoolchildren so they have access to technology for their home learning during the lockdown.

Droitwich Spa CVS and Droitwich Spa Salvation Army have join forces with community champions Neil Bates and town councillor Alan Humphries for the drive.

The CVS and Salvation Army will act as a storage hub for anyone who wishes to donate.

Neil said: “Everyone wants to do their bit and this is our way of helping the people of Droitwich to do so.

“It’s vital as many of our children as possible can have access to the technology to enable them to stay connected and to keep learning.”

Old laptops and devices can be dropped off at either the Salvation Army Centre or to the Droitwich CVS’ Old Library.

Collection may also be arranged if needed for those who cannot get into town.

Three IT companies have kindly stepped forward to help by wiping the laptops/devices clean and getting them ready to pass on to new users.

Coun Humphries added: “When Neil came to me with this idea it was a no brainer to support it as we all want the children of town not to lose out on too much of their education and connection with their peers – this will go a long way towards doing that.

“As ever, in the toughest of times, people and organisations in Droitwich show what a great community we are for looking after each other and my thanks go to Neil, the IT companies he’s sourced and to the wonderful teams at DCVS and the Salvation Army without who this wouldn’t be possible.”

Anyone interested in donating should contact Droitwich.Spa@salvationarmy.org.uk or visit Droitwich CVS at the Old Library in the Town between 9am and 4pm.

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