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Help raise £50,000 to buy more laptops for schoolchildren, says leading industry trainer

Business consultant and trainer Stephen Brown says suppliers should follow agents' lead and help fund computers for children in need.

Nigel Lewis

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Industry trainer Stephen Brown has launched a charity appeal to help school children who don’t have access to laptops.

Brown has launched a Go Fund Me page to help raise £50,000 to buy the laptops for the initative called Computers for Schools.

The 52-year-old former Greene & Co agent, who is better known these days as a consultant working with agents to increase sales and lettings revenue, says many agents are already doing their bit by donating spare laptops and money or printing documents for local children who don’t have printers.

But he is now urging the industry’s suppliers to step up to the mark and help him raise the cash to help buy more computer equipment.

No fault

“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,” says Brown.

“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.”

Brown (pictured) thought of the idea during discussions on his Estate Agents Podcast in discussion with property PR expert Jerry Lyons.

“£50,000 will be 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 and Simon Whale.

Donate here:  https://tinyurl.com/y5ro3scy

Read more about Stephen Brown.

January 12, 2021

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