Laptops donated by Hunters in memory of murdered York estate agent

Four schools in Blackburn and Birmingham receive a digital donation from The Nikki Waterhouse Trust, set up by Hunters Estate Agents.

Nikki waterhouse chromebooks

The Nikki Waterhouse Trust, which was set up by the senior team at Hunters in memory of the 32-year-old who was tragically murdered in 2013, has provided 13 Chromebooks to schools for children desperately in need of equipment.

The initiative was initially conceived in February to help support children who were without laptops and struggling to cope with online home schooling during the pandemic, putting them at risk of falling behind.

The Trust has donated the Chromebooks to Eden Boys’ Leadership Academy, Eden Boys School and Starbank School in Birmingham and Unheedful Islam Boys’ School in Blackburn.

The Nikki Waterhouse Trust was established in February 2015 to help children under the age 18 who are victims of war, natural disaster or catastrophe. The Trust also aims to help children who suffer from life threatening or terminal illnesses or those who have suffered trauma or injury that has had a catastrophic effect on their lives and their families.

John Waterhouse, Nikki’s father, charity trustee and co-founder of Hunters, said: “We have seen how lockdown has affected many people, especially children, and we were delighted to receive these applications for support. Education is important for the future generation and we are delighted the Trust has been able to help.”

Glynis Frew, managing director of Hunters, comments: “This is a cause extremely close to our heart and one that I’m sure resonates with agents across the country. We look forward to continuing to support children in need through a range of initiatives.”

The Nikki Waterhouse Trust welcomes applications for funds from all over the United Kingdom. For more information or to find out whether you can apply for support visit or get in touch by emailing [email protected].

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