Over 3,000 laptops have been provided to young people in Surrey, with help from volunteers.
The government scheme allows children to receive laptops and internet access to keep up with their work during lockdown. The criteria for receiving a device is that the child or young person has a social worker or is a care leaver. A group of volunteers has helped with the configuration of the laptops; they managed to configure over 1800 in four days. Surrey County Council is expecting a further 1500 laptops shortly.
Last month Susy Radio reported a separate local initiative in Horley, where Councillor Martin Saunders has collected unwanted working laptops for schools to give to local families in need.