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£1,255
raised of £5,000 target by 39 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,255 to refurbish preloved PCs & Laptops donated to Every Child Online by local businesses. We fix and upgrade them and give them to schools.

    Essex, UK
    Funded on Thursday, 12th November 2020

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    Story

    Charity founders, Simon Gurner and Mike Tarbard, have set themselves a challenge to raise £5000 for their Start-up charity Every Child Online (ECO). On the 24th October, the two intrepid friends will take on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, located in the Yorkshire Dales. The route will see them walking and climbing for twenty-four miles across iconic countryside scenery while ascending to heights of 5200 ft.

    What will your money be spent on?

    Funds raised will cover the costs that allow the Every Child Online team to refurbish unused laptops and PCs donated to them by local businesses; once the hard drive in these computers is wiped of company data, the computers are cleaned, upgraded and handed to underprivileged children via their schools. The money we raise will help the team install software and hardware upgrades, plus pay for new accessories like mice and keyboards. A £5000 donation will enable Every Child Online to refurbish over 150 laptops and PCs .

    Why the need for refurbished computers?

    As a result of actions taken to keep children at home during the COVID 19 pandemic, many schools have discovered a surprising number of pupils without access to a computer or the internet, some even attempting to complete homework set by their teachers on a mobile phone!

    An institution set up to support social mobility amongst young people, ran a poll which discovered that 34% of pupils do not have regular access to a laptop or computer at home, and pupils attending independent schools were twice as likely to take part in online lessons every day, compared to their disadvantaged peers.

    The effect of this “digital divide” between the wealthiest and most disadvantaged pupils in our society will be long-lasting and highly damaging. It is predicted that school closures are likely to reverse progress made to close the gap in the last decade since 2011. The median estimate indicates that the gap between disadvantaged and non-disadvantaged will widen by 36%. A decade’s worth of progress, may fall to the way-side as pupils without regular computer access have fallen behind, and with a continued lack of access throughout their time at school, stay behind.

    “It is our goal to help close the attainment gap” comments Simon Gurner, ECO Founder and owner of Sunrise Technologies. “ We continue to call on businesses to consider donating their unused computers and thank those who already have or have promised to do so in future, now we need to raise funds so we can refurbish donated equipment to a good standard to benefit all disadvantaged kids in our community."

    Please support Simon and Mike's efforts to raise funds, this is not going to be an easy challenge, so please give as much as you can. Every refurbished computer PAID FOR WITH YOUR DONATION will make a huge difference to a child's education and future career prospects. Thank you

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    Updates

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    • Every Child Online2 years ago
      Every Child Online

      Every Child Online

      2 years ago

      Not long to go! We will soon be doing the Three Peaks Challenge!

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    • Every Child Online2 years ago
      Every Child Online

      Every Child Online

      2 years ago

      All these Donated laptops have had their hard drives wiped clean of old data, they have been cleaned and sterilized, now we will install new software. Next week they will go out to a school, and more importantly, benefit a child who's education, self-esteem and hopefully, future job prospects improve as a result. Every Child Online needs funding to continue refurbishing computers for kids. For as little as £10 we can refurbish a donated laptop. Please help us, your money will go along way.

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    • Every Child Online2 years ago
      Every Child Online

      Every Child Online

      2 years ago

      Our founders have made the local news this morning. Please help us take off 🚀 #donate and help a disadvantaged child distance learn from home. Find out more on our website - http://everychildonline.co.uk

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    Supporters

    39

    • Yvonne Crocker

      Yvonne Crocker

      Nov 6, 2020

      Fantastic initiative - well done!

      £50.00

    • Ethan Roberts

      Ethan Roberts

      Nov 5, 2020

      £40.00

    • Ma 'n' Pa xx

      Ma 'n' Pa xx

      Oct 27, 2020

      Good work. Hope the kids appreciate your efforts.

      £50.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Oct 26, 2020

      Best of Luck.

      £10.00

    • Marcia

      Marcia

      Oct 24, 2020

      Good luck guys. Thanks for doing such a great thing for the kids x

      £20.00

    • Rachel Flannigan

      Rachel Flannigan

      Oct 24, 2020

      Good luck, not just today but in all you are doing x

      £20.00

    • Sarahjanehard

      Sarahjanehard

      Oct 24, 2020

      Good luck guys, hope the weather behaves for you. Brilliant job, well done both of you.

      £20.00

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    Every Child Online

    Every Child Online

    Essex, UK

    Our goal at Every Child Online is clear, we want to help close the educational attainment gap between underprivileged kids and their wealthier peers, to ensure all our children have the correct computer equipment to distance learning from home.

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