Cranswick's chief operatng officer Chris Aldersley, Hull City Council leader Steve Brady and Hull East MP Karl Turner with some of the new laptops

Too many children have missed out on vital learning because there isn’t an adequate device or internet to connect it to at home. Despite the heroic efforts of teachers and school staff, this pandemic has shone a light on the real hardship many families face, with less privileged kids suffering the most being out of school.

This generous donation will allow those children not only to access remote lessons but to have the best possible chance of catching up and fulfilling their potential when schools go back too.

Throughout this pandemic we have seen, time and again, the people of Hull step up to look out for those in need. Where the Government has failed, our community has pulled together and provided. Together, Cranswick plc, myself and Hull City Council have made sure that the next generation in East Hull does not lose out and that no child is left behind.

Hull based food producer Cranswick plc has donated over 1,150 laptops to primary aged school children in East Hull to ensure that all of this age group have access to a laptop at home.

Cranswick was established in the East Riding in 1974 and has strong ties to the city. They operate six manufacturing sites in the area and almost 5,000 people are directly employed by Cranswick in Hull, making them one of the city’s largest employers.

As the shortfall of laptops hit the headlines a few weeks ago, Cranswick wanted to be able to make a real difference to the children of Hull. They have been working with myself and Hull City Council to understand the number of children who are currently without access to a laptop for learning requirements.

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