Bremont has pledged to donate a laptop to a vulnerable child in lock down for every watch it sells in the UK from now until the end of March.
The British watchmaker is working with Barnado’s to tackle the problem of children struggling with home schooling, in part because they do not have the right technology to access online lessons.
Bremont will raise money for laptops through watch sales and direct donations at its website, with equipment distributed through Barnado’s.
“Having heard so many terrible stories of vulnerable children not having any computer equipment whilst trying to home school has been truly heart-breaking. We feel compelled to help and we passionately believe that schooling should be a basic right given to every child. Children need the right tools to be able to learn, without which they are missing out. If we can help any child get through this period when schools are closed then it is a great privilege to do so. Of course, working with Barnardo’s offers every assurance that these laptops will be going to the right homes,” says Bremont co-founder Giles English.
Barnardo’s chief executive Javed Khan adds: “The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown measures have hit vulnerable children especially hard. The lack of devices and affordable internet access means many children already at a disadvantage are falling further behind at school and missing out on vital support and opportunities.
“We’re grateful to Bremont for their generous donation scheme, which will provide vulnerable children with much- needed laptops so they can take part in lessons, access services, and work towards a positive future.”