Retail Gazette Loves: The Very Group donating new laptops to local schools

The Very Group donates 300 new laptops to local primary schools
"We hope these resources can go some way to support children’s learning during this hugely difficult time." : Ben Fletcher.

This week The Very Group, parent company of online retailers Very and Littlewoods, donated 300 new laptops as part of educational bundles for 30 primary schools.

The schools, located across Liverpool, Bolton and the East Midlands, each received 10 new laptops as part of a bundle that also includes two printers, books, Crayola bundles, data wifi spots and headphones.

The donations were done in partnership with Coram Beanstalk, a charity that provides literary support to primary schools.

The educational bundles were designed to help pupils and schools as they continue to educate amid the ongoing pandemic, as well as support their long-term development through reading.

“Covid-19 has created unprecedented challenges for schools, teachers and pupils,” Very Group chief financial officer Ben Fletcher said.

“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.”

The schools, which were chosen as they have a high number of pupils who receive free school meals, are located in areas where The Very Group has operational sites and are partner schools of Coram Beanstalk and Coram Life Education.

This donation is part of The Very Group’s ongoing partnership with Coram Beanstalk, for which the group has committed to raising £600,000 through colleague activities and events to help the national literacy charity support 40,000 children through one-to-one reading support.

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