Lord Williams’s School in Thame has received £3,715 through Fisher German’s Building Communities initiative allowing the school to purchase laptops to benefit some of its most disadvantaged children.
14 laptops were purchased in total which are being loaned to students who are required to work remotely and have been identified as having an urgent need for equipment.
Yvonne Broomham, school development and alumni relations manager at Lord Williams’s School, said that the donation will have a direct impact on its students – something that is particularly important as schools are facing increased financial pressures due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
She said: “We currently have an urgent need for laptops as a number of our students are unable to access equipment at home – this is more important than ever during the lockdown when all our teaching is having to take place online.c
“Fisher German’s donation has enabled us to purchase 14 laptops which will be made available to the students who need them the most – they will have an amazing impact.
“The donation is particularly important in the current circumstances as Coronavirus restrictions have meant that we have been unable to hold the majority of our usual fundraising events, and have also lost income that we would have made from hiring our hall, dance and drama studios.
Headteacher Jon Ryder added: “We are hugely grateful to the team at Fisher German for their donation, and look forward to continuing our partnership with them.”
The Building Communities initiative was launched to directly support schools, as well as sport and community clubs, in the areas we sell properties by donating a proportion of the commission fee from every completed sale to them.
Matthew Davis, Senior Associate, said: “Not all families have the technology to enable their children to work remotely, so we are extremely pleased that our donation can help with this.
“We are very pleased to be working with the school. It is a very important part of the community, and we look forward to helping many more students with their studies in the future.”