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Posted by Ros Connors

Empowering Glastonbury festivalgoers to support local charities

Across the South West, tens of thousands of people currently find themselves on the wrong side of a digital divide that separates those who take internet access for granted and those who struggle to get online for reasons including financial hardship, disability, age or lack of skills.

However, from Wednesday this week, local efforts to alleviate the hidden crisis of digital exclusion are set to receive a helping hand from festivalgoers descending on Worthy Farm in Pilton for the iconic Glastonbury Festival.

Spark iT, a charity based in Hambridge near Taunton, has joined forces with Glastonbury’s Official Connectivity Partner Vodafone on a scheme that will benefit digitally disadvantaged people across the region.

Ros spoke to Rachel Evans, Vodafone’s sustainable business manager.

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