Sellafield Ltd has donated a further 156 recycled laptops and computers to schools across West Cumbria this month as part of its ongoing work to support student access to remote learning.
This builds on a donation of almost five hundred devices in December last year as part of a wider collaborative support effort alongside local authorities, suppliers and other agencies.
Emma Graham, a senior buyer within the information services organisation at Sellafield Ltd said:
We worked quickly through the WELL project to determine the immediate need from schools, alongside our supply chain partners at ATOS and Allvotec who worked tirelessly to refurbish as many laptops as we could.
OneFM also kindly supported deliveries this time around to help us move the devices to schools as quickly as possible”.
Emma Williamson, community resilience and social inclusion team leader at Copeland Borough Council, said:
In addition to the Sellafield Ltd laptops, the swift financial support we received from elsewhere has enabled us to provide much needed resources to children and young people, to access remote learning.
The £43,000 awarded by Cumbria County Council, Copeland Community Fund and members of the Sellafield supply chain is a testament to partnership working and demonstrates how pooling our resources can really benefit the local community and have a direct impact on those in need.
Jonathan Sunter, quality of education lead at Solway Community School said:
We still have a number of students completing their distance learning on parent’s mobile phones and we cannot thank Sellafield Ltd enough for all the equipment they have provided us so far”.
Sellafield Ltd is also working with the Warrington Local Enterprise Partnership to coordinate donations in the Warrington area.