Manchester based car finance company, Zuto, has donated laptops to two local community groups to help support their commitment to helping the local community.
Working with Forever Manchester, the charity recommended two community groups, Women’s Footprints and The United Estates of Wythenshawe, who would benefit from a laptop donation. Zuto then partnered with IT company Bytes to send 18 laptops to the groups.
A spokesperson from Forever Manchester commented:
‘Big thanks to Zuto for the donation of the laptops to two grassroot community projects in Ardwick and Wythenshawe. These will make a massive difference to the local residents who attend that group. They will help them to develop and enhance skills which can lead to better prospects.’
Women’s Footprints is an intergenerational group for women living in the Brunswick and Ardwick area of Manchester. They hold weekly sessions in well-being and creativity and during the pandemic have moved their services online. Some of the women in the groups have struggled with getting online during the pandemic, either due to sharing devices with their children or not having a computer. The laptop donation will aide this, as well as offer access to valuable courses to help with education and employment.
The United Estates of Wythenshawe is a community centre home to many groups, including Mum’s Mart. Mum’s Mart have a new digital inclusion class to help people enhance their computer skills and the laptops are being used to support this, as well as being available to other groups.
James Wardlaw, Customer Support & Relationship Manager at Bytes, said ‘We’re immensely proud to have partnered with Zuto to donate laptops. It’s incredible to see how much good these devices will do at such a difficult time’.
Mary Beighton from Zuto commented,
‘We’ve supported Forever Manchester for a number of years and have always been inspired by their tireless work to support and fund community activities across Greater Manchester. Forever Manchester provides opportunities for businesses to make a difference to community groups at grassroots level, and their ethos aligns very closely with our ambition to use Zuto as a force for good in society. We hope the donation will help with the great work both Women’s Footprints and The United Estates of Wythenshawe are doing’.