Cento Donates Laptops to Evolve Trust

It is estimated that at least 700,000 children have missed out on schoolwork due to a lack of computer or internet access in their home during the pandemic. With teachers telling charity Sutton Trust that around 15% of pupils did not have access to a computer during the lockdown.

Hearing stats like that and seeing the news made MD Brett Ennals of Cento Recruitment consider how they could help. So, after seeing an appeal on LinkedIn from a close friend Dean Kelly promoting a local charity offering support he jumped into action.

 After locating the old laptops, the team were amazed to be able to locate 5 laptops! And in their own time cleaned the contents to be useable as new by anyone.

The appeal shared was from the charity, the Evolve Trust in Mansfield specifically for their Kit4Kids organisation appealing for any laptops that could be used for schooling.

Running a charity in a disadvantaged area brings with it many social difficulties and issues, all of which have been augmented during lockdown. The team have kept steadfast during lockdown, with schools open and staff going the extra-mile. Even delivering food parcels and Easter eggs to the families in need.

Brett visited the charity on July 21st to deliver the computer equipment, which was sourced from their own business in the hopes to help the children have a better education and a brighter future. Brett and Dean are members of the RDLC Pirates, a group of recruiters who also aim to help out those in need.

Brett said “We are committed to giving back to the local community and this appeal really hit home for many of the team. With lots of us home-schooling our kids during lockdown the thought if having to try and help the kids without access to technology would have been so challenging. We really hope these donations go on to help the next generation.”

For details of the charity and other resources you can visit:

Evolve Trust Mansfield: https://www.evolvetrust.org/

RDLC Pirates: https://rdlcpirates.com/

Sources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53047270

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