Employees from Bolton based electricals retailer AO.com have been donating their time to teach children skills in technology and coding.

Prior to coronavirus the AO team had been spending Saturday mornings at the Wigan STEAM club which offers children extra educational support to introduce the children to the earliest stages of coding.

Sarah Norris, lead front end developer at AO, said: "I love coding and I enjoy being able to pass that knowledge onto others. Helping the children at the club and working alongside to help develop their education is really great.

"AO have been so supportive in allowing us to volunteer and have the children involved in AO initiatives too."

AO also hosted a coding session at the head office in Bolton for the children.

Director of Group IT at AO.com, Carl Phillips, said: "We're always interested in the latest tech and IT skills whether that be from new recruits or current AOers, so it’s great to see children are taking an interest in coding at such an early age in their spare time."