Glossop group needs your help to support local schoolchildren

The Hummingbird Hubs in Glossop has launched an appeal to help provide laptops and tablets for children in the local area that don't have access to online learning at home.

The group, run by local resident Jo Gregory, is reaching out to all schools and has already identified at least 50 devices needed by local primary and secondary schools. 

But they say the fastest and safest way to help is by raising funds to buy new devices, and need kind-hearted people in Glossopdale to get behind it. 

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

Such is the kind-hearted spirit and generosity that exists in Glossopdale, the Hummingbird Hubs are already halfway to their £1,000 target. 

Jo says: "If you know a school that would like to get involved, or someone in need of a device, or have ideas of ways to help, please contact me - we love to have you all involved! Please help and share with your network. 

"With the country once again in national lockdown and education now being provided remotely, the need for devices to access education is huge."

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. 

Jo says: "Many thanks to Leaford Computer Repairs and Quinn Computer Repairs who have kindly offered to check all devices being donated. What brilliant guys! We can accept laptops and tablets in full working condition only please as we don't at this point have the funds to fix them up and buy new 'bits' for them." 

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

Hummingbird Hubs is a 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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