Hereford FC Community have joined together with Stephen Brown Consultancy to donate 20 tablets to local schools. The tablets will help support children’s learning during lockdown and beyond.

Stephen Brown became a big Hereford fan thanks to his wife, who started bringing him along to Edgar Street “we had some amazing experiences coming to Edgar Street and watching the team. We also had amazing days away watching the Bulls” said Stephen.

Sadly, Stephen’s wife passed away earlier this year, but his relationship with The Bulls continues. During the lockdown Stephen started to raise funds through his Stephen Brown Consultancy business, with the intention of providing children with laptops and tablets to help support their learning at school and at home. His fundraising so far has exceeded £62,000 and has seen many thousands of children benefit from electronic devices. You can donate to the appeal here.

Working alongside Stephen, Hereford FC Community identified some schools within the Herefordshire area that were most in need of support. The schools have been given five tablets each to help bridge the gap for learning support. The tablets will help groups of children who may need extra support or don’t already have access to devices to support home learning.

Bulls boss Josh Gowling, Assistant Manager Steve Burr, and player Toby Raison have all been on hand to help Hereford FC Community Engagement Manager, John Nash, deliver the tablets.

One of the schools to benefit first was Brookfield Primary School with the children receiving a surprise visit from Josh Gowling and Steve Burr.

The pupils got to ask lots of questions to Josh and Steve about their experiences in football, they also signed shirts and at the end had a socially distanced penalty shootout.

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