Suppliers we need your help – support the Computers for Schools campaign
If you’re looking for a way to make a difference during this lockdown, here is a great cause to get behind.
Estate agency trainer Stephen Brown and Jerry Lyons from Estate Agent Content Club are seeking support from estate agency suppliers and proptech businesses to help them raise essential funds for the Computers for Kids campaign they have launched.
The aim is to raise £50,000 so that computers and tablets can be bought and distributed to schools with children who don’t have access to computers, tablets or printers at home.
Stephen and Jerry came up with the idea during a podcast last weekend when they were celebrating how estate agents have been supporting their local schools in several ways.
Stephen 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.”
Jerry 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.
“This will buy a lot of computers, so children don’t miss out on education. It’s time to put industry rivalries aside and work together for the future of our nation’s children.”
The appeal is supported by several well-known figures in the industry, including Christopher Watkin, Simon Whale and the trade media.
Donations can be made via this Just Giving page.
Non-financial support can also be given in the form of making your printing services available to households that need it. Please contact Stephen Brown to register your support.