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July 2024

Marsh Charitable Trust visits Compaid's Digital Skills Training Centre

We had the pleasure of welcoming Heather Crombie, a representative from Marsh Charitable Trust, to our digital skills centre. 

She spoke to our Outreach It Trainer, Sara, and our Fundraising Manager, Diane, about how the trust's 33 years of generous funding enables us to provide transformative digital skills training to clients in our Paddock Wood centre, and through our Outreach, which brings our training into the community.

We have been able to purchase innovative equipment, hardware and software that makes gaining skills more accessible to learners of all abilities, and to hire more trainers inside and outside of our centre that can support even more people across Kent. 

Heather met with some of our clients during her visit, and talked to them about how Compaid's 1:1 personalised training has supported their individual needs and learning requirements.

One client said: "After my stroke, the doctors told me I wouldn't ever be able to read or write again, and as I loved to write poetry, this was very upsetting for me. But Compaid has changed that completely! Every week, my trainer and I worked on reading and writing lessons. They never rushed me or made me feel silyl when I stumbled over my words, and now, I can speak and read and write again! It wouldn't have been possible at all without Compaid's help. It was exactly what I needed."


We were delighted also to receive a cheque for £1500 from Marsh Charitable Trust following this visit, which will enable our digital skills team to provide support to even more disadvantaged people across Kent who need additional support to get online safely and confidently. 

Thank you again to Marsh Charitable Trust for your continued generosity and support of our organisation.

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