OVERWHELMING generosity has been received for Cirencester’s Laptops for Learning scheme set up by the community.
Paul Skuse has led the scheme on the Facebook Group, Cirencester, a Local Town for Local People.
“I hear a lot on the news that certain children are getting behind as they do not have the necessary equipment,” said Paul.
“I know a few local families who are struggling so I thought that because the group has over 17,000 members, it’s a worthwhile thing to do.
“I have encountered numerous tears when I hand over the laptops, but no hugging due to restrictions!”
So far, laptops have been distributed to 20 families, mainly thanks to the Facebook group, Lady Bathurst, Hollie Freeland and Gavin Launder.
Hoping to help as much as he can, a JustGiving page has been set up to provide more laptops to children.
They have currently raised £905 of £1000 to buy reconditioned Chromebooks and are currently looking for more families to get in touch if they need help.
These laptops are essential to pupils who would otherwise be unable to continue home learning.
This week Conservative councillors announced an extra £200,000 to provide laptops for vulnerable children.
The boost is expected to provide 400 extra laptops, added to the 1,558 and 781 already announced by government.
This means that a total of 2,739 laptops will be given to Gloucestershire children.
To help at JustGiving, bit.ly/2MueYQU or contact the Facebook group bit.ly/3a8T6T9