Posted: 23 / 06 / 2020

Following this month’s launch of the first Sedulo Inspiring Kids in School campaign, with the help of our sponsors we were delighted to donate 250 learn-from-home packs to high school children in Greater Manchester.

With schools for the most part closed during the COVID-19 pandemic, many children were left without the equipment to continue their education without the facilities that their school provided. The campaign aimed to replace that equipment – including calculators, mathematics sets, lever arch files, exercise books and paper, water bottles, a personalised journal, pens, pencils, glue sticks, rulers & highlighter pens – and thanks to the generosity of sponsors, 250 high school students received a gift box enabling them to learn-from-home.

Also included the gift box were various treats, sweets, chocolates and – with many students often heavily relying on school meals – a food voucher to provide warm food.

The donation was made to the Michael Carrick Foundation, with the former Manchester Utd player and current coach himself – also supported by the Manchester United Foundation – hand-delivering the boxes to the children who have benefitted from the donation.

Commenting on the need to support local communities with initiatives such as this, Managing Partner at Sedulo, Paul Cheetham-Karcz, said:

“It was a no brainer for us to assist both Michael Carrick Foundation and Manchester United Foundation on this initiative. If ever there was a time for organisations to come together, for the good of the communities we exist in, it is during recent times.

“I would like to thank both Foundations for reaching out to us, and for our staff and clients who all contributed in allowing us to make a difference on this campaign. Sedulo prides itself on taking its social responsibility very seriously, creating a positive impact within society, and hopefully there will be many more projects we can collaborate on in the future.”

Michael Carrick added:

“At our Foundation we strive to ensure that all our participants have the equipment they need to be the best that they can be. Over the last few months we’ve been working closely with Manchester United Foundation, Stretford High School and our Club 16 partner, Sedulo, to create these packs, which will hopefully make lives a little easier for local children.”

A recipient of the campaign, Lydia-Rose, said of Michael arriving at her doorstep:

“I recognised him but then I had to process what was happening! I’ve watched him play for United but never thought he’d be here. The box will really help with starting high school because it’s got lots of things in it that I’ll need.”