Sheffield’s Dame Jess Ennis-Hill backs The Star’s laptop campaign

Olympic gold medallist, Dame Jess Ennis-Hill, has shown her support for a laptop campaign, which is aiming to prevent Sheffield’s disadvantaged young people from falling behind with their education.
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The Laptops for Kids campaign was launched in September by The Star, WANdisco and Learn Sheffield, and donations are now beginning to help families across the city.

Sheffield-based Jess described Laptops for Kids as a ‘great campaign’ and told her followers of the importance of such a project.

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Jess tweeted: “Companies can donate unwanted computers to @laptopsforkids and help young people keep up with their homework. Too many children are falling behind because they cannot get online at home.”

Dame Jess Ennis-Hill, pictured recently with 'Captain Tobias'.Dame Jess Ennis-Hill, pictured recently with 'Captain Tobias'.
Dame Jess Ennis-Hill, pictured recently with 'Captain Tobias'.

The Laptops for Kids campaign is still seeking unused laptops, tablets, desktops and chargers.

Donors can securely erase devices themselves or the campaign can arrange for the certified secure erasure of devices with software donated by Blancco, a data security firm.

Visit to arrange a donation.

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