A local firm has come up with a unique way to keep children entertained and educated at home, while raising funds to support some of the most vulnerable in our communities in the process.

Dinnington-based EDArcade, an educational platform provider, produces over 100 games to help primary school-aged children with their learning.

Now the community-spirited firm is offering a full year’s subscription to its EDArcade package for just £3, with one pound from each sign-up going directly to Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice.

To sign-up, people simply need to go to the following website https://pages.edarcade.com/more-info/  and enter the code BLUEBELL20.

The company, who will make no profit from the initiative, want to give something back and help families who are adapting to life at home amid the Coronavirus outbreak.

Racheal Dawes, Corporate Fundraising Manager at Bluebell Wood, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to EDArcade for their support and generosity at what is an uncertain time for everyone.

“I know many of us are looking for new ways to fill the weeks ahead with our children so this is a fantastic and fun option to keep our little ones entertained and up-to-date with their education.”

EDArcade has more than 100 educational games for 4 - 11 years covering over 140 topics, and you can also challenge friends remotely and win rewards and trophies.

Sam Warnes, Managing Director at EDArcade, said: “We are pleased to be able to support Bluebell Wood whilst at the same time providing educational support for pupils who are unable to attend school.

“Bluebell Wood provide invaluable care and support to families. EDArcade understands the value of charities such as Bluebell Wood in the community and appreciates their commitment to helping the most vulnerable in our community at this time.”