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Katherine Nesbitt

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£4,885
raised of £50,000 target by 75 supporters

Weʼre raising £50,000 to provide computers/tablets/data to enable children in our community the opportunity during lockdown, to make sure that #nochildisleftbehind

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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FizzBug has been providing care for infant and junior school aged children during holidays, prior to and after school in Harpenden for quite a few years; you may have heard of us or we may have even looked after one of your children. During these uncertain times, we want to continue to support the local children and the strapline “making sure no child is left behind” deeply resonates with us.

Home-schooling is now the norm but many local families do not have the equipment needed to home-school their children.

Whilst the Department of Education are providing Junior Schools with tablets, a) there’s not enough and b) some households are unable to afford the required data. In addition, some families have just the one device (often a phone) and that could be shared between multiple children of different ages and different needs.

We have set up FizzBug Share2Learn. We are aiming to provide computers / tablets or data to enable children in our community the same opportunity during lockdown and to do our thing to make sure that no child is left behind.

Working collaboratively with local infant and junior schools, we will provide local families with any physical equipment (donated via our Face Book page FizzBug Share2Learn) required for this home-schooling period. Money raised here will be used to purchase data and any other equipment we cannot get hold of through donations.

Our Face Book page has more details about our loan service, the collection of donated disused devices and how you could support us by donating your time; for example any IT bods who could help struggling families who may get stuck setting up their computer!

Many thanks in advance for your support. As a nation we’re all in this together and as a local community, let’s do what we can to help our local children. #leavenochildbehind

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  • Katherine Nesbitt1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    Our pledge was to provide computers, tablets and IT support to families in need and to support schools with the effective roll-out of home-learning throughout the National lockdown to ensure no child is left behind. We have now donated over 100 devices but we are still getting requests for help and now have run out of stock and funds. Below is a letter of 'thanks' from Pioneer Learning Trust. They still need 52 devices to enable all children to homeschool. Please keep helping by spreading the word. Thank you again for your support.

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  • Katherine Nesbitt1 month ago
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    1 month ago

    We have had another incredible week and now raised £4640. THANK YOU We have collected another 18 devices this week and are out collecting more tomorrow. These will all be delivered to schools on Monday. Thanks to you, this week we have delivered to 3 primary schools in Harpenden and one other in Luton. But please let's not stop here. You can still help by spreading the word and sharing Thank you to everyone who is helping us help our local communities to ensure #nochildisleftbehind #LeaveNoChildBehind #thankyou #nochildleftbehind

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  • Katherine Nesbitt2 months ago
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    2 months ago

    This week has been incredibly busy and on behalf of many schools and families, all of whom have asked me to share their thoughts, THANK YOU ....... this afternoon I dropped off over 30 devices plus 3 new laptops to schools in Luton. The lovely secretary and Head teacher that I met were completely overwhelmed, as was I. It suddenly felt very real and was certainly emotional! In less than a week over 60 children have been supported. 17 new laptops / Chromebooks have also been bought and delivered 🤩 Please share as we desperately need more suppor

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Page last updated on: 2/4/2021 00.03

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75

  • Marianne

    Marianne

    Feb 4, 2021

    Well done Kate for pioneering this great initiative x

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 3, 2021

    £40.00

  • Jess Stocks

    Jess Stocks

    Feb 3, 2021

    Amazing to see you having such a positive impact Mark and Kate! Can't believe how much fizz bug's has grown from the early days. Hope you and the girls are doing well xx

    £25.00

  • michael moggan

    michael moggan

    Jan 25, 2021

    HOPE THIS HELPS A CHILDS EDUCATION

    £100.00

  • Jane Lb

    Jane Lb

    Jan 25, 2021

    Great you are providing this much needed support

    £50.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 21, 2021

    £30.00

  • Chris and Derek French

    Chris and Derek French

    Jan 20, 2021

    What a great idea: well done. Brought to our attention by The White Horse.

    £200.00

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Katherine Nesbitt

Katherine Nesbitt

Harpenden, Hertfordshire

We have set up FizzBug Share2Learn. We are aiming to provide computers / tablets or data to enable children in our community the same opportunity during lockdown and to do our thing to make sure that no child is left behind.

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