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Schoolkids across Worcestershire get free computers thanks to estate agents

11 February 2021
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Nine new computers have been donated to three Worcestershire schools to assist with pupils’ home-learning after a fund-raising effort by estate agents.

The three schools which have each received three Amazon Fire tablets are St George’s Catholic Primary in Worcester, St Joseph’s Catholic Primary in Droitwich and Somers Park School in Malvern.

Matt Nicol, the managing director of Nicol & Co, which has offices in Droitwich Spa, Malvern and Worcester, explained that the free computers came after his company made a donation to an online fundraiser called Computers for Home Schooling.

He explained that this project had been set up by Stephen Brown, a supplier to the estate agency sector who is based in Edgware, in north London.

Mr Nicol said: “We made a donation to this worthy cause as estate agents and Stephen immediately got in touch to offer us some devices for our local community.

“We were thrilled to get involved as we know there’s a huge need for more computers to help schools connect with pupils learning from home.

“My managers here at Nicol & Co have now chosen the three schools in their areas to get these devices, and we know they will soon be helping children across the county with their course work.”

The Computers for Home Schooling project has already raised nearly £42,000 of its £50,000 project, and Agents Giving, the charity for the property industry, plans to add more funds via match-funding.

Anyone interested in donating to Computers for Home Schooling should visit, and those wanting more information about Agents Giving can visit

Nicky Godding is editor of The Business Magazine. Before her journalism career, she worked mainly in public relations moving into writing when she was invited to launch Retail Watch, a publication covering retail and real estate across Europe.

After some years of constant travelling, she tucked away her passport and concentrated on business writing, co-founding a successful regional business magazine. She has interviewed some of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs who have built multi-million-pound businesses and reported on many science and technology firsts.

She reports on the region’s thriving business economy from start-ups, family businesses and multi-million-pound corporations, to the professionals that support their growth and the institutions that educate the next generation of business leaders.

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