Lancaster school donated six tablets thanks to dad's fundraising efforts

Another Lancaster school has been on the receiving end of a city dad's generous fundraising.

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 12:30 pm
Shaun Gash delivers Amazon tablets to Castle View Primary School.

Shaun Gash has been raising money to buy tablets for schools across the district and beyond, to help out youngsters who need a device for their studies.

He has already delivered Amazon Fire devices to five schools - and has now made it six.

Castle View Primary School on the Ridge in Lancaster has taken delivery of six tablets.

Shaun said: "With the situation in the UK on lockdown and schools closed with home learning in place, this has put enormous pressure on schools to provide laptops/tablets for their pupils to continue on their learning pathway.

"It’s important that education is still available for all children and young people through technology so they can access on line resources, but schools have limited numbers of laptops to loan out to each pupil, and limited funds to purchase more and government allocation has been cut to save stock!

"I’m on a mission to support schools and children and young persons education by trying to raise as much funds as possible to buy more equipment.

"We have helped nearly 50 children across the north west to continue their learning journey."

Shaun said he is now looking at organising a raffle of boxing memorabilia to raise more money.

He has a list of schools who have contacted him asking for support.

Shaun has so far raised more than £4,000, and schools to have already received Amazon Fire devices are Bowerham in Lancaster (six tablets), Mossgate in Morecambe (six tablets), St Patrick’s Catholic Primary in Morecambe (six tablets), Longridge Primary School (11 tablets) and Benchill Primary School in Wythenshawe (eight tablets).

He has been supported in his bid by videos from Morecambe boxing champion Tyson Fury, WBC featherweight champion Isaac Lowe, two time middle and super middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders, and BBC sports presenter Mike Bushell.

You can donate to the cause online here.