A new appeal that aims to raise £50,000 towards providing computers for children studying at home has been launched by industry trainer Stephen Brown.
He has set-up a Go Fund Me page called Computers for Schools, and is hoping to secure funding from people, including agents and estate industry suppliers, with a view to helping children struggling without a laptop or a desktop computer.
Brown and industry content creator Jerry Lyons came up with the idea during a recent podcast, which was celebrating estate agents who have been supporting their local schools in several ways.
Brown said: “Many agents across the UK have risen to the challenge of helping schools and less fortunate pupils who don’t have access to essential technology. Now that most school children are learning online in lockdown access to laptops and tablets is essential and thousands of children don’t have them through no fault of their own.
“As suppliers, we wanted to support the local efforts of estate agents by trying to raise £50,000, which will be donated towards providing this desperately needed equipment.”
The appeal is supported by several well-known figures in the industry, including Christopher Watkin and Simon Whale.
Lyons said: “Agents are doing their bit by donating equipment, money, offering printing services and raising awareness of the issue locally. It’s incredible to see how agents step up when needed, and now we’re encouraging suppliers to do the same and dig deep and help us hit the £50,000 mark.”
Those who wish to donate can do so by clicking here.