Henry Boot PLC recently pledged support for Laptop for Kids, a campaign that aims to address digital poverty throughout South Yorkshire and provide young people with the IT equipment they need to learn from home.

Launched by The Star and WANdisco, Laptops for Kids oversees the donation, secure erasure and distribution of used digital devices.

Henry Boot have pledged £1,000 to support the scheme which will help ensure that all young people across South Yorkshire have the equipment they need to learn remotely.

Jack Kidder, Henry Boot’s Responsible Business Manager, commented: “The past year has been challenging for us all, but has been especially difficult for young people who cannot attend school and have not got access to the equipment and connectivity they need to learn remotely.

“Our people have been passionate about this issue and we are proud to back Laptop for Kids and support young people across South Yorkshire”

David Richards, co-founder of Laptop for Kids and founder and CEO of WANdisco, added: “We welcome this generous donation from Henry Boot and encourage businesses to support our ongoing campaign to make sure every child has access to the technology and connectivity they need to fulfil their potential.”