MacIntyre is an award-winning national charity which provides education, care and support for more than 1,200 children, young people and adults with learning disabilities and/or autism across England and Wales.
The use of technology has accelerated enormously during 2020 due to the pandemic and has proved a lifeline for many people. It’s easy to take for granted not just accessibility to technology in today’s modern world, but also that for some, the ability to understand how to use devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers doesn’t always come easy.
The Big Give is designed to bridge that gap by providing access to digital devices and helping to develop the digital skills required to keep in touch with loved ones, which has proved even more crucial this year than ever before.
The campaign launched in July with the charity looking for 10 pledges of support to reach their goal of raising £1000.
Boxx, recognising the value in the project were happy to get involved alongside the following incredible pledgers:
- Andrew Miller
- Matt Worthington - Storm Videos
- Pete Davis - Flex Display
- Rosemary Hart
- Leander McFadden
- Niraj Kapur - Everybody Works in Sales
- Ruth Bright
- Andy Setterfield - Profile Resourcing
- Chloe and Graham Varney
The next part of the project will take place between 1-8 December when the charity will be looking to secure further donations – all of which will be doubled by The Big Give!
Technology has proved it has the ability to make a real difference to the way people live this year and it’s use will continue to accelerate even after the restrictions of the pandemic have subsided. Boxx are passionate about using technology to make positive improvements to the way we all live and work and are proud to be supporting this project.
James Green – Co-Owner, Boxx spoke of the donation:
We’re thrilled to be supporting MacIntyre with their Big Give Campaign. Providing technology to those they support helps to develop digital skills and this has become a lifeline during times of COVID restrictions. These skills are more important now than ever before and we congratulate the charity for recognising this and taking such a proactive approach.
To find out more about The Big Give Christmas Challenge, or to make a donation, visit the website here.