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Romford charity to donate iPads to terminally ill children

PUBLISHED: 10:00 17 January 2016

Charrisse Kent, Gail O'Shea, Mayzi Price and Paul Price.

Charrisse Kent, Gail O'Shea, Mayzi Price and Paul Price.

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A charity will donate iPads to seriously ill children to help promote online safety.

Gail O’Shea, director of Wipe Away Those Tears, a charity which grants wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses, wants to encourage youngsters to be aware of the dangers online in preparation for Global Safer Internet Day next month.

She said: “I want to encourage all children to stay

safe online and our charity will be choosing extra special children to receive an iPad each.

“All children should be aware that the internet can be dangerous.

“However, used properly, the internet can be an empowering and wonderful tool for a child with special needs.”

Gail’s husband Jason is managing director of FOS.net, which has donated the iPads.

Jason, of Romford, said: “I have been involved in IT for more than 30 years.

“I think that Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for my company to help Wipe Away Those Tears help some of Essex and east London’s special children.

“We want to help promote responsible and positive use of digital technology for children and young people.”

The charity, which was founded in 2006, has spent more than £1.2million on helping hundreds of children make their wishes come true.

To be considered for an

iPad, email gail@wipeawaythosetears.org


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