MORE than 20 laptops and tablets were donated to schoolchildren in following an appeal by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis.
Working with Lyme Regis Baptist Church, the Rotary Club put out a call for unwanted laptops and tablets for children to use while learning from home.
They received more than 20, which were then wiped of all personal data and donated to local schools, including St Michael’s in Lyme Regis and Beaminster School.
A spokesperson for the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis said: “We have received a note of thanks from the headteachers of the schools thanking us and also reporting on the increased number of children who are now accessing the remote classrooms.
“It is uplifting to see that our willing membership can respond quickly and efficiently to help make a tangible difference to the lives of others.”
The club have thanked former Woodroffe School student Luke Lawson of Lawsons Computers, based at the Community Waffle House in Axminster, as well as volunteers who checked and refurbished the computers ready for use, all free of charge.
“A great community effort providing immediate help in these difficult times.” the spokesperson added.
The Rotary Club is now turning its attention to its upcoming online auction, which will take place from March 12 to 28 with the proceeds to be split between four causes – Lyme Regis Foodbank, Weldmar Hospicecare, Julia’s House Hospice and the Alzheimer’s Society.
More than 100 lots have been donated for the auction and you can view them and place bids at www.jumblebee.co.uk/lymeregisrotaryclubslientauction