Mansfield Building Society fund Reach Mansfield laptops

In Fundraising, News, Reach Mansfield by Sarosha Byrne

Mansfield Building Society community support scheme has generously donated £920. The donation facilitated the purchase of laptops for client use at Reach Mansfield.

Technology use has become more than just a convenience; it’s a necessity for participation in modern society. However, individuals with learning disabilities often face significant barriers to accessing technology and the vast benefits on offer.

The laptops are a great addition to Reach Mansfield’s Tuesday Technology group. Qualified tutors are teaching clients up-to-date digital skills: how to use software, how to conduct online research, internet safety and how to become a confident online citizen. There is also a focus on navigating practical everyday activities that can be reliant on digital technology use. By gaining research skills and learning how to perform activities such as online shopping or booking appointments, clients may gain more independence. The laptops will also be used within other courses e.g. researching recipes for cookery classes, to ensure all Reach Mansfield clients have a direct benefit.

Maria Williams, centre manager at Reach Mansfield says “We are very grateful to Mansfield Building Society for their kind donation. These laptops will not only boost learning and skill development but also foster greater independence and social inclusion among our clients.”

7 men wearing orange Reach branded t-shirts standing with 2 women holding a laptop and a giant cheque.

Mandy Whitten from Mansfield Building Society presenting a cheque of £920 to Julia Sandhu, Reach Fundraising Director alongside some Reach Mansfield clients.


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