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Laptop Liftoff: St Mary’s IT Project

A project by: Gill Hide


WE RAISED £2,165

from 37 donors

This project received pledges on Mon 25 Mar 2019
Raising funds for new computers to help develop our our pupils enthusiasm and computing skills.

Laptop Liftoff

Key stats

Number of children who will benefit: 203

Age of students: 4 - 11 years

Percentage of free school meals: 4.4%

Our project

We need your help to ensure the enquiring minds of our children today develop into the experts of the future.  

What do we want?

St Mary’s School Association in East Grinstead are hoping to raise £2,000 to help towards the cost of a new ‘Computer Set’. The school already has one set but when shared between 7 classes with 30 children per class, only limited time and use is achievable.

Another set will double our ability to provide a very popular educational activity and help encourage more children with a keen interest to join our after school Computer Club. 

Where your money goes

The set will consist of:

16 x HP ProBook G3 Notebooks @ £418 each

These will be housed in a mobile charging trolley and installed by our IT provider JSPC Computer Services.

Total = £7,008

The School Association has already raised £5,000 towards this target, through various fundraising activities. So our total is £2,000.

We hope that through the Rocket Fund we can finally reach our target and place that order!


If we're fortunate enough to raise more than our target, then we would also like to buy 5 iPads.


Please do donate, but if you can't donate right now you can help us in other ways! Share this project with anyone you think would support us. Share the link at the top of the page on Twitter, Facebook, email, your website, blog, mention us in a phone call or even just a chat over the fence! Please support us and help make a difference to our students.

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