We recently pledged to support the Computers for Schools charity in addition to our ongoing support for children’s bereavement charity Holding On Letting Go. From now on, every house sale we complete, we make a donation to the Computers For Schools. The monthly figure of donations is then matched by the good folk over at Shore Way Marketing. November was a bumper month for completed sales. As such, we are delighted to announce that we have raised enough for TWO brand new laptops to be donated to local schools.
With two new laptops winging their way to us. The question is, how do we pick which schools to donate them too?
Win A Laptop For Your School No 1
From now on. Every vendor who sells their home through Harrisons, will be asked to nominate a school to receive a laptop. Upon completion of their sale. We will then do a draw to see which school wins when we hit our target to receive a laptop.
Win A Laptop For Your School No 2
The second way we will be giving out laptops for schools is via competitions and community events. We will be sharing details of these via our social media channels. Please ensure you follow Harrisons Homes on Facebook and Instagram to find out how you can get involved and win a laptop for your school.
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Back in February, we got involved with Stephen Brown’s Computers for Schools fundraising initiative. To help to provide much needed computer equipment to schools. Harrisons Homes purchase a laptop under the scheme and donated it to Fulston Manor school in Sittingbourne.
We have been following Stephen’s progress. With the support of Agents Giving he has pulled agents together across the UK to support the scheme. As of the time of writing this blog. The scheme has raised over £85,000 and donated 741 laptops/tablets and 12 dongles to schools nationwide.
What is even more remarkable, is that Stephen’s wife Sam, sadly passed away from a terminal illness whilst Stephen was fundraising for schools. Stephen is now fundraising in Sam’s memory, and hopes to raise £200,000 to help provide learning opportunities to many more disadvantaged children nationwide.
We wanted to get involved. This time around we would focus on supporting primary aged children across Swale.
Usually agents pledge to donate on each completed sale (similar to our ongoing donations to Holding On Letting Go). After 20 completed house sales, agents are gifted a laptop. For the agent to then donate to a school of their choice. Or, after 5 completed sales agents are given a tablet to donate.
But there’s more…
That’s not all though. Our friends and supporters over at Shore Way Marketing have pledged to match our donations to this scheme. So now we will be giving a laptop to a local school after every 10 completions or a tablet after 3.
There will be many different ways that the community can nominate their school for a laptop or tablet, follow our facebook or Instagram accounts to find out more.