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COMMUNITY SPIRIT: Croxley Green comes together and donates laptops to disadvantaged children

 Published on: 8th July 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Croxley Green community came together by donating laptops to a London school with the aim of tightening up the gap between privileged and disadvantaged children.

After receiving the disappointing news that laptops promised by the government were not going to be provided, assistant headteacher at the school, Kathleen Duffy, decided to take matters into her own hands.

Talking to CroxleyNews she said: “The school I work in has predominantly ethnic minority children and they are more disadvantaged, either because of their race or because they’re refugees or because of poverty.

“I decided to get in touch with my local community because I thought someone surely has a spare laptop to donate. I also set up a Gofundme page through my sister.”

Thanks to the kindness of everyone who has donated 15 children are better off and two of them have brand new laptops.

Thanking the residents, Kathleen said: “The school I work in sits in a borough which has three times the death rate for COVID19 than the rest of the country and so you have helped shine a light in a dark room. You are true heroes and you have helped to empower a future generation towards success.”

A governor bought also some laptops and an ex-student of the school heard about the situation and decided to buy 30 new Samsung laptops.

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