The Jewish Chronicle

Memorial to wi


AN EDGWARE resident has honoured his wife’s memory by raising more than £60,000 for equipment for underprivi­leged pupils.

Stephen Brown’s wife Samantha died recently after a long battle with cancer. A passionate educator, she was a nursery teacher at the local Nagila pre-school and read with the children to help them improve their literacy levels.

Aware that many students did not have the necessary equipment to learn during lockdown, Mr Brown — a consultant to estate agents across the UK — sent messages to around three dozen of them asking for support.

To date, the Edgware and Hendon Reform member has sent out 535 laptops and tablets and 12 Wi-fi dongles to schools across the UK.

The project had been “amazing”, said Mr Brown, 53, citing one example of the response. “My wife came from

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