Cathy Parnham, left, and daughter Davina Barber picking up the new laptop from Curry’s store manager Raj Laroiya and Elizabeth Anderson, chief operating officer at the Digital Poverty Alliance.

A West Norfolk family has been presented with a new laptop as part of a scheme to help those without access to modern technology.

Cathy Parnham and daughter Davina Barber, 14, picked up a new laptop from Curry’s in King’s Lynn, where the Tech4Families initiative was launched by the Digital Poverty Alliance.

Both mum and daughter said the laptop will be a great help when Davina is studying GCSEs next year.

The Lynn area and sections of the Norfolk coast were selected for the scheme as they are some of the areas most affected by digital poverty in the UK.

Elizabeth Anderson, from  the Digital Poverty Alliance, said: “Without technology, disadvantaged families and individuals are neglected of the same opportunity to build a career, to complete school work, or even to interact with their friends and family.”