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Brilliant response to Glossop group's appeal to help local children

An appeal by Glossop group The Hummingbird Hubs to help provide laptops and tablets for children in the local area that don't have access to online learning at home has had an amazing response so far. 

In less than two weeks, over 20 laptops and tablets have been provided and more than £850 has been raised via a JustGiving page. 

Some of the devices donated have already been distributed to local schools too. 

Local resident Jo Gregory, who runs the group, said on Thursday: "Thanks to your huge generosity, yesterday we have donated nine laptops to Glossopdale School. We have given two tablets to Padfield Primary School, with more to come over the next two or three days!

"We have used £650 of the Crowdfunder money to buy eight new tablets which, along with two donated tablets, totals 10 devices given to St Phillip Howard school. 

"We still have another six laptops and four tablets to hand over to schools, plus PC's which will go out this week too. Huge thanks to Alex at Leaford computers and Joe at Quinn Computer Repairs who have been fantastic in updating and wiping all of the devices, in their own time, for free!" 

How to get involved in the appeal 

The fastest and safest way to help is by raising funds to buy new devices. 

You can donate to the appeal via this JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/glossoplaptopappeal

Whilst the group's primary aim is to buy new devices, it would also like to hear from anyone who has a device they might like to donate. 

If you can help, get in touch with Jo by emailing hummingbirdhubs@gmail.com or calling 07748 067169. 

What is The Hummingbird Hubs?

Hummingbird Hubs is a relatively new group, designed to respond to the refugee crisis and also to support people in the UK affected by poverty, homelessness and austerity.

The Hubs support existing organisations by fundraising, events and the sale of crafts, plus one-off collections for specific needs.

Visit the group's new website https://hummingbirdhubs.co.uk/ to find out more. 

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