Forever Manchester supporter, Zuto, the Manchester-based car finance company, has donated 18 laptops to two community projects in Greater Manchester.  

Women’s Footprints based in Ardwick (pictured above), is an intergenerational group for women. They hold weekly sessions in well-being and creativity and during the pandemic have moved their services online. Some of the women in the groups have struggled with getting online during the pandemic, either due to sharing devices with their children or not having a computer. The laptops will help this, as well as offer access to valuable courses to help with education and employment. 

The United Estates of Wythenshawe is a community centre home to many groups, including Mum’s Mart. Mum’s Mart have a new digital inclusion class to help people enhance their computer skills and the laptops are being used to support this, as well as being available to other groups who use the community centre. 

Mary Beighton, Director of People and Culture at Zuto said:

“We’ve supported Forever Manchester for a number of years and have always been inspired by their tireless work to support and fund community activities across Greater Manchester. Forever Manchester provides opportunities for businesses to make a difference to community groups at grassroots level, and their ethos aligns very closely with our ambition to use Zuto as a force for good in society. We hope the donation will help with the great work both Women’s Footprints and The United Estates of Wythenshawe are doing”.

Jean Mills, Head of Philanthropy Development at Forever Manchester said:

 “Big thanks to Zuto for the donation of the laptops to two grassroot community projects in Ardwick and Wythenshawe. These will make a massive difference to the local residents who attend that group. They will help them to develop and enhance skills which can lead to better prospects.”

Date added: 20th April 2021