Tuk-tuk 'Tara' delivers free lockdown laptops to school children

A man who lives near Peterborough has found a colourful and creative way of delivering free laptops to school children in the area.

Prem Gyani bought a tuk-tuk to hire it out as a wedding car experience - but the pandemic has put that business on hold. Now, he has repurposed it to deliver donated laptops to children who need them to do school work at home.

Prem Gyani's colourful tuk-tuk, he calls Tara, is already a familiar sight around the village of Helpston near Peterborough.

Prem whizzing around Helpston in tuk-tuk Tara

Among the people Prem has delivered to is local Helpston mum, Jo Smith and her two daughters Laila and Mae.

Free laptop delivery for family in Helpston.

It is a project which has also helped him to cope with life in lockdown. So, if you're near Helpston and you see Prem whizz past in Tara the tuk-tuk. He's probably delivering another lockdown laptop.

Prem is still taking donations of laptops. The details of what models he can recondition for children to use can be found on his website.

Laptops collected for delivery.