WORKINGTON Town Council has given £10,000 to set-up an 'emergency technology fund' for the town's primary schools. 

It's also calling on local businesses to help them raise another £11,000 so every child in need can have a tablet computer - to keep up with school work during the Coronavirus lockdown.
In a recent survey it found 130 pupils do not have regular or reliable access to a laptop or tablet computer. 
Campaigners say this technology is essential for their educational needs, in the current Covid-19 crisis.
Councillor Janet King, the town's mayor, said: “Access to technology has become an essential part of education. We are delighted to offer £10,000 to help ensure the children of Workington have the best possible start in life. We still need to raise more money and are looking for partners who can contribute to the fund."
To make a donation email: or ring 01900 702986.