Man City spend six-figure sum on laptops donated to local school children in Manchester community

Manchester City have spent a six-figure sum believed to be in the region of £100,000 on laptops that have been donated to school children in the local community, according to an exclusive report from the Mail on Friday evening.
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Manchester City have spent a six-figure sum believed to be in the region of £100,000 on laptops that have been donated to school children in the local community, according to an exclusive report from the Mail on Friday evening.

The latest act of kindness from the runaway Premier League leaders comes at a time when many children in England have been deprived of an online education, due to the lack of access to technology while schools have been closed by the Government due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

According to an exclusive report from Mike Keegan of the Mail, Manchester City have spent in the region of £100,000 on hundreds of laptops that have subsequently been donated to schools in a move inspired by Mail Force's 'Computers for Kids' campaign.

The Mail report that Pep Guardiola's side have targeted local children in the Manchester community living in some of the 'most deprived areas' of the country. Club captain Fernandinho has also spoken out in light of the big-hearted move from the club.

The Brazilian said, "At City, we are proud to have a long and strong connection with our Manchester community and particularly with young people across our city."

"However, the pandemic has meant that we have had to find different ways to reach out to those in our neighbourhood and the Computers for Kids campaign is a very good way to do just that", he continued.

Manchester City have been at the forefront of providing aid and assistance in battling the Covid-19 pandemic in the region through a variety of ways, including the provision of a vaccination and testing centre on the Etihad campus itself.

During the lockdown of last summer, the Etihad Stadium and the surrounding campus was also handed over to the NHS to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Nightingale hospital housed at Manchester Central in the city centre.

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