Very supports 30 local schools with new laptops and educational bundles
The Very Group, the owner of Very.co.uk and Littlewoods.com, has donated 300 new laptops as part of educational bundles to 30 primary schools across Liverpool, Bolton and the East Midlands.
Working with charity partner Coram Beanstalk, the company has given each school 10 new laptops as part of a bundle that also includes two printers, books, Crayola bundles, data wifi spots and headphones.
Schools receiving the bundles were chosen due to their high number of pupils receiving free school meals.
The donation is part of The Very Group’s ongoing partnership with Coram Beanstalk, for which it has committed to raising £600,000 through staff activities and events to help the national literacy charity support 40,000 children through one-to-one reading support.
Through the partnership, Very Group is also helping Coram Beanstalk to expand its network of reading helpers in the North West and to launch a network in the East Midlands, where Very’s new fulfilment centre became operational in March 2020.
Ben Fletcher, chief financial officer at The Very Group, said: “Covid-19 has created unprecedented challenges for schools, teachers and pupils. We hope these resources can go some way to support children’s learning during this hugely difficult time, and, in the long-term, help their development through reading.
“Becoming better readers doesn’t just give children enjoyment; it gives them the skills and confidence to shape their own lives. Coram Beanstalk’s impact on children’s lives is huge and we’re proud to continue supporting them, both through this important initiative and our wider fundraising efforts.”
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