Belfast Telegraph

NI company donating £2,000 and raising cash to replace iPads stolen from Fermanagh school

By John Mulgrew

A Northern Ireland phone repair company has donated £2,000 and is fundraising to help replace 50 iPads stolen from a Co Fermanagh school.

IPhix, which has four locations in Northern Ireland, is donating the cash and is aiming to raise a further £6,500 to replace the iPads, stolen during a break-in at Moat Primary School in Lisnaskea.

It is understood to have taken place between 9pm and 10.30pm on Sunday night.

Justin Mulligan of iPhix, writing on the company's new Just Giving page, said:

“My company iPhix has donated £2,000 towards this campaign, but a further £6,510 is needed to replace the stolen iPads.

“We will also be providing the school with iPads at cost price.

“The iPads are an excellent class resource. I believe that education is one of the most important aspects of our lives, it creates the frameworks for our opportunity to succeed.”

Significant damage was done to the premises before the burglars fled with the iPads which had been recently donated to the school through fundraising efforts.

Principal Felicity Humphreys said: "It is with much regret that we have taken the step to close the school on Monday, November 27.

“A burglary occurred at the school late on Sunday night. The staff will seek to make it look as good as new for Tuesday morning, following PSNI and criminal investigative work."

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