Mogers Drewett help Wiltshire residents get connected
More than 15 families, schools and organisations have been given the gift of connectivity as the first set of laptops from newly formed ‘Wiltshire Digital Drive’ have been distributed.
Mogers Drewett became the corporate sponsor of the Wiltshire Digital
Drive’ last year to fund the first round of refurbishment and since then the Wiltshire
Digital Drive has approved 26 applications for technology to support young
people and adults in the county who cannot afford to buy their own.
St John’s C of E Primary School in Tisbury were one of the successful
applicants and Lisa Beavis, school business manager, said: “We have a
number of very low-income families who simply cannot afford to buy laptops for
their children to use. On-line learning is now a vital part of children’s
education, from homework to accessing work if a family is isolating.”
Sean McDonough, Partner at Mogers Drewett, said ‘As we enter a third
lockdown, the work that the Wiltshire Digital Drive is doing is more important
than ever. Home schooling is hard but near impossible without the necessary IT
and we are urging more companies to support this amazing charity.
And it’s not just schools that have been helped by the scheme. The
Richard Fellowship, who help people with mental health recovery and social
inclusion were awarded 5 machines to complement a programme of work they are
doing to support people across digital platforms and social networks.
Jonathan Baker, service manager, said: “Richmond Fellowship are very
grateful to have received the donation of IT equipment from the Wiltshire
Digital Drive. It is a great initiative of recycling and donating computer
equipment that they are undertaking and fits perfectly with our ethos. The
equipment will be a great resource for our Digital Inclusion programme and help
those facing mental health challenges find some real benefits”