We’re helping to give 303 children a better future this Christmas.
We’re lucky enough to have the technology to be able to stay connected remotely but so many people in the UK, children especially, don’t. Meaning they are unable to fulfil their true educational potential. That’s why we’ve partnered with HMCK Charity in their mission to raise £40,000 to provide 303 pupils with laptops who would otherwise miss out.
All we ask you to do is download our ‘Let’s put 2020 behind us’ background and use it as a Zoom, Teams or Hangout background on one of your video calls to raise awareness for this great cause (see below for instructions on how to apply this background). For every one downloaded we will donate £5 to HMCK Charity.*
You can also donate directly below.
The background of HMCK Charity
Why this campaign now?
We are the HMCK Charity. We want to raise £40,000 to buy new laptops for students in South West London who have been hit worst by school closures during the Covid-19 lockdown. Like never before, the Covid-19 crisis has focused attention on the needs of children whose levels of achievement are suffering because they come from less fortunate backgrounds. Covid-19 has created an urgent need for online access for all students in the coming months.
Who will benefit?
Under the Charity’s new “Transforming Life Chances” campaign, four schools with whom we partner, have identified 303 pupils who would benefit most from laptops and gain vital online access to education. They are Ricard’s Lodge High School, Raynes Park High School and Harris Academy, Wimbledon in the borough of Merton and Grey Court School in Richmond. If the laptop campaign is successful, we hope to extend it to the other schools in the Wimbledon Partnership: Coombe Girls’ School, Coombe Boy’s School, St Mark’s Academy and Ursuline School, all in South West London.
*to the maximum value of £1,000.
How to setup a background in Zoom, Teams and Hangouts
NB: The animated version only works on computers with higher processing power. If you are unable to upload the animated version after following the instructions below, please use the still instead. It's just as good!
When loaded on your video call preview window, it may look backwards to you, however it will look correct to your meeting participates.
Zoom: 1.Sign in to the Zoom web portal. 2.In the navigation menu, click Settings. 3.In the Meeting tab, navigate to theVirtual Background option (under the InMeeting (Advanced) section) and verify that the setting is enabled.
During a meeting: 1.In a Zoom meeting, click the upward arrow (^) next to Start/Stop Video. 2.Click Choose Virtual Background..... 3.If prompted, click Download to download the package for virtual background without a green screen.
Microsoft Teams: 1.Click the three-dot menu icon while on a Microsoft Teams video call. 2.Choose “Show Background Effects” to open the“Background Settings” panel. 3.Select “Add new” to select your own background.
Google Hangouts: During a video call: 1.During a video call, on the bottom right, click More 2.Click Change background 3.To upload your own image for your background, click Add.