Andrew Gwynne, MP for Denton and Reddish, is supporting the Manchester Evening News’s Cash For Connectivity campaign which aims to provide internet access to disadvantaged households to help pupils learn from home.
The campaign aims to raise £1.2million to purchase internet-enabled dongles for the households in the North of England who need to get online.
The Manchester Evening News has joined forces with other newspapers from across the North for this appeal, which is part of the Laptops for Kids campaign, launched by technology entrepreneur David Richards and supported by the Northern Powerhouse Partnership and a growing number of newspapers, websites, businesses and local authorities.
Andrew Gwynne said:
“Far too many children are missing out on vital learning because they don’t have access to the right equipment or internet services.
“This is disproportionately affecting children from the most disadvantaged backgrounds, causing existing equalities to deepen even further.
“Ideally, we wouldn’t need charity appeals to allow children to access their fundamental right to a good education, but unfortunately the Government has been far too slow to act on this.
“Cash For Connectivity is a fantastic campaign, which will help children right across the North, and I’d encourage constituents to donate if they can.”
You can donate to the campaign here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/men-cash-4-connectivity