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Laptop Appeal Success – But we still need your help…

Will Wong, ICT Manager, Hinchley Wood School

Thanks to the amazing generosity of Elmbridge residents, the Elmbridge Liberal Democrats Laptop appeal have now donated 10 laptops to Hinchley Wood Secondary School.  

And more laptops are on the way – ready to be donated to other local schools in Elmbridge.

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of local people and local businesses to this appeal.  We have had pledges of computers and generous financial donations. This will give access to learning for kids who wouldn’t otherwise have the hardware to do so at home during this lockdown.”

“It’s been an amazing response so far, but we know we can do more……  So, if you or your business have laptops, or wish to donate to the campaign, please do get in touch.”  

Jez Langham, a Campaigner for the Elmbridge Liberal Democrats

The cost of a brand new, relevant specification machine is around £500, but we have managed to secure a limited number of refurbished units for £300 each.  

“The one bright spot of this dreadful pandemic is the way communities keep pulling together to support each other.  This time the good people of Elmbridge are providing laptops to local children who otherwise wouldn’t be able to access learning.  I’m so proud to be part of this amazing community – this will make a massive difference to some of our young people and their life chances.”

Monica Harding, the Liberal Democrats Parliamentary spokesperson

If you can donate an old laptop, or if you would like to donate money towards the campaign to buy either refurbished or new laptops, please see https://action.elmbridgelibdems.org.uk/laptop_appeal for more information. Financial help is particularly useful to Primary Schools as they can buy machines via their technology partner that can help them both short term for children at home but also long term when children return to the classroom. All donations from this campaign will go directly to buying laptops for school children.