Diverting Stationery Kits to Children in the Midlands

Over 800 stationery kits bound for a trade fair have been re-assigned to help vulnerable pupils in the Midlands whose schools are closing from Monday 23 March.

A team based at the company’s Coleshill office decided to move quickly when they heard the Government announce school closures earlier in the week by diverting the kits full of pens, notepads and other useful stationery from their original destination at the Big Bang Careers Fair in Birmingham. Instead the team worked overnight to send the kits to a network of local schools so they could be given to pupils who need them the most.

Marie Wilkes, Willmott Dixon’s Senior Community Engagement Manager in the Midlands explains:

“When we heard the Government’s announcement to close schools from next Monday, we wanted to see what we could do in a short space of time to help. One obvious way was redirecting the unused stationery kits destined for the Big Bang Careers Fair to local schools to help with home learning during this difficult time.”

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