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Broadband provider BeFibre pledges support to Clacton-On-Sea special needs school.

26 April 2023

The next-generation broadband company BeFibre – who announced it was coming to Clacton-On-Sea last year – is now reinforcing its commitment to the community by extending support to Shorefields school.

The special needs school provides learning and therapies for 149 pupils aged between 3-19 – with a range of complex, severe and profound learning needs, including a high percentage on the autistic spectrum.

BeFibre has pledged a donation to help with the purchase of a sensory kit – which includes a range of both stimulating and calming objects – designed to enhance the experience of all who attend the school.

This is the latest in a series of community initiatives planned for Clacton-on-Sea, enabling BeFibre to build an ever-increasing presence in the area, while also answering residents’ questions large or small.

Michelle Glover, business manager of the school said: “Shorefields School would like to offer their sincere thanks to BeFibre for the very kind donation. We have been able to put this towards the purchase of some essential new furniture for one of our Beach classes of students. The new furniture was delivered in January, and it has already made a significant improvement to the learning environment for both the students and the staff that work in that class.”

“Supporting community projects has always been at the heart of what we do,” commented Louise Elliott, chief customer and operations officer at BeFibre. “We are passionate about having a positive impact in the areas we’re working in, and working with Shorefields School is a great example of just that. We’re thrilled to be able to support them, and ensure they continue to thrive.”

BeFibre’s privately-funded £100m network rollout – which is planned, built, and operated by the firm’s sister company, Digital Infrastructure – is progressing well in Clacton-on-Sea with over 10k homes now ready for service.

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