THE Warrington Wolves Charitable Foundation is handing out 100 computers to families in need across the town.

Wolves have teamed up with the Torus Foundation and the Coderdojo Foundation in order to provide the Raspberry Pi systems as part of the Stay Connected to School project.

Foundation director Neil Kelly said: “The importance of people being connected has never been more evident, and the absence of technology in their homes over the last few months has enhanced the digital exclusion faced by vulnerable young people in our communities.

“As children return to school, we hope that our partnership with the Coderdojo Foundation and Torus Foundation will help the most in need with their school work as well as equipping them with new skills which they can take forward throughout their lives as they prepare for a better future.”

Torus Foundation managing director Kate Shone added: “Digital access is a key focus of our work.

“Being able to identify so many families, this initiative gives children and young people the opportunity to access to essential technology that will help them stay connected and keep learning, and we’re proud to be involved.

“To support the devices kindly donated by the Coderdojo Foundation, Torus Foundation will be funding the cost of three months of data usage for those without access to the internet.

“So, as the children return to the classroom, a new world of learning will open up for them at home too.”

Wire legend Ben Westwood has been helping to distribute the much needed technology.

He said: “As a parent, I know first-hand how incredibly difficult it has been for families to home school their children over the past few months and I take my hat off to all of the teachers who do such an amazing job in our town.

“I can’t even begin to imagine what it has been like for children who have not been able to use a computer or device to continue their learning, and the Stay Connected to School initiative is a fabulous way of helping children catch up on anything they have missed.

“I’m immensely proud to be associated with providing children with these free Raspberry Pis and look forward to supporting the Wolves foundation and Torus Foundation to help families who are in need of extra support at this difficult time.”