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Long Sutton community rallies to provide laptops and devices to support learning at home




Gadgets have been provided for schools after a plea for donations to help families who need items for home learning during lockdown.

The plea for laptops and tablets put out by the trustees of Long Sutton Market House was met with great enthusiasm, leading to several gadgets being donated to both Long Sutton Primary School and University Academy Long Sutton.

Patricia Wells, one of the trustees, has been overwhelmed by the support.

Refurbished computers handed over from Long Sutton Market House at University Academy Long Sutton..left to right Josh Simson Charles Carter Simon Gilman vice principal and patricia Wells. (44599028)
Refurbished computers handed over from Long Sutton Market House at University Academy Long Sutton..left to right Josh Simson Charles Carter Simon Gilman vice principal and patricia Wells. (44599028)

She said: “We made an appeal not really knowing what to expect and the outcome was beyond our hopes. We were overwhelmed by the number of people who were really pleased to help our local children.”

Fellow trustee Charles Carter added: “Volunteer Josh Simson spent a lot of his own time cleaning the equipment we received, removing any personal data and installing the latest software.

“As a young man himself, his dedication to the welfare of our young children is a brilliant example of how difficult times can bring out the best in our community.”

Gadgets are handed over to Bill Lord, headteacher at Long Sutton Primary School by Chris Carter, Patricia Wells and Josh Simson of Long Sutton Market House (44731047)
Gadgets are handed over to Bill Lord, headteacher at Long Sutton Primary School by Chris Carter, Patricia Wells and Josh Simson of Long Sutton Market House (44731047)

The devices were handed over to the schools on Wednesday to pass on to families.

A spokesperson for UALS said: “Both schools would like to join the Market House in thanking all those people who were kind enough to make the effort and donate their old computer equipment, it is very much appreciated in supporting our young people.”



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