Poppy’s Computer Appeal

Poppy Furr’s  appealing letter requesting help to buy replacement computers at her school, is rewarded by local travel tech company, Holiday Extras

Eight year old Poppy Furr, who is in year four at Seabrook Primary School, decided to take action  when she heard that the school desperately needed to replace its old laptop computers before an essential server update in September.

Poppy’s  Auntie Amy works at local travel tech company Holiday Extras, so Poppy wrote a letter to the CEO Matthew Pack to see if the firm could help.

Matthew Pack, father of three, who was bowled over by the charming and well-written letter, said: “Poppy wrote an amazing letter and made a good case for the school’s need to replace their old computers – it didn’t take much consideration before we offered Poppy’s school the funds to purchase four brand new laptops.

“Poppy is a very clever and enterprising girl and it is a great pleasure to lend a helping hand to improve education facilities for our bright young people.”

Liz Carter, Executive Headteacher for Seabrook and St Martin’s Church of England Primary Schools added: “I am so proud of Poppy and her efforts in trying to get funds for Seabrook School. This is a really inspirational moment. Thank you so much for listening to her voice and being so kind with your donation.”


Seabrook School ideally needs sixteen more computers – If you would like to help the school to purchase more laptops for its students please contact headteacher@seabrook.kent.sch.uk






Caption Poppy: Enterprising Poppy Furr with the appealing letter to Holiday Extras.