Staff step out to raise money for school supplies

Staff at a Melton Mowbray-based educational technology group have been putting their best feet forward to help pupils during lessons.

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:55 am
Nicole Elay, of Kinteract, during her sponsored walk EMN-210104-114648001

The team at Kinteract, based at the Pera business park, in Nottingham Road, have been raising money to buy classrooms supplies and IT devices for school children.

Nicole Eley, customer success manager at Kinteract, said: “We are delighted with the amount of the money the team has raised and have exceeded our initial target of £1,000.

“Over the next few weeks, we will be consulting with schools to establish which equipment is needed to help educate the children and facilitate the learning process.

“This will include everything from books and stationery to tablets and laptops. When the Government gives the green light, we plan to continue our fundraising efforts by hosting bake sales and arranging another team walk.”

She added: “With the pandemic highlighting the digital hardship that many families face, we were keen to do our bit for the community by raising money to help primary schools in the local area fund classroom supplies and devices for pupils.”

To raise awareness of the cause and increase donations, the team took part in a sponsored walk over two days last month, collectively hiking more than 256 miles – which is the equivalent of nearly 10 marathons.

To comply with Covid-19 restrictions, each of the nine participating team members walked solo within their different counties which included Leicestershire, Rutland, Nottinghamshire, Worcestershire and London. Equipped with coffee and cake, some took to the footpaths in their home towns to clock up the miles and others chose to complete a more scenic route by climbing the hills.