Last summer local BBC radio stations helped members of the public donate thousands of old laptops and tablets for schoolchildren to use across England. For those pupils, who were sharing phones at home while learning in lockdown, it made a huge difference.
With schools now closed again we’re once more asking you to help those pupils still in need. Perhaps you received new laptops, tablets or mobiles for Christmas or you may have old devices you don’t need anymore?
There are charities across the country who will safely wipe devices and link up with schools in your area to ensure that they reach the young people that need the devices the most.
Please DO NOT take donations to BBC sites as they are unable to accept them.
The BBC have provided links to some donation schemes that are currently running across England. You’ll be able to find out how to donate and what equipment is required.
If you are tech or data company with schemes that can help with access to the internet, or a charity not listed who would like to share details with the BBC’s Make a Difference Give a Laptop campaign, contact your local BBC radio station or email firstname.lastname@example.org.