Posted: Tue 9th Feb 2021

Deeside-based Redrow makes computer donations to Flintshire schools with help of Delyn MP

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 9th, 2021

Deeside-based Redrow has made over 420 computer donations to local Flintshire schools with the help of Delyn MP Rob Roberts.

The UK housebuilder has been donating IT equipment to Flintshire schools and community organisations since 2018, but the programme was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

With 50 laptops needed to be donated still, Redrow conversed with MP Rob Roberts who was in the midst of liaising with local businesses to provide laptops for multiple schools.

After collecting them from Redrow House in St David’s Park, the laptops were delivered to schools whose home-learning pupils were most in need of the IT equipment, taking the total delivered by Redrow to 423.

“For us, providing still usable IT equipment to schools and the community is a win-win,” said Stephen Rooke, Redrow’s IT Supply Co-ordinator. “We’re serious about sustainability, not only as we build homes but also in how we work as a company, so the reuse of our laptops is important.

“We also try to support our local communities in genuinely useful ways, so we’re really grateful to Mr Roberts and Flintshire County Council for their help in getting the laptops to local young people who need them.

Mr Roberts added: “It’s fantastic to see companies like Redrow and others who have helped in similar ways giving back to the communities in which their employees live.

“The challenges of COVID-19 have seen these companies really step up and provide vital assistance, in this case ensuring that local children are able to learn effectively.

“I can’t thank them enough for being so willing and eager to help when we got in touch recently, and when the laptops reached the schools last week the gratitude of the teachers was quite something. Huge thanks to you all.”

The schools that received the equipment from Redrow were Gwynedd CP School in Flint; Ysgol Bryn Gwalia and Argoed High School in Mold; Ysgol Derwenfa, Leeswood; Northop Hall CP School; and Ysgol Gymraeg Mornant, Penyfford in Holywell.

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