A PAIR of Cardigan mums who set up a new local estate agency have spoken of their astonishment after being contacted by the founder of a charity offering to kit out an entire Aberporth school with new tablets.

Helen Worrall, from Glynarthen, and Tania Dutnell, from Betws Ifan, set up Cardigan Bay Properties after braving some testing personal challenges.

They were spurred to establish a home-based virtual business through their own personal and family health challenges.

Tania’s daughter Sophie suffers from a complex set of medical conditions that require round-the-clock care, while Helen’s earlier career in horse racing left her with a catalogue of ongoing injuries.

After the Tivyside ran their story, they were contacted by Stephen Brown, founder of the Agents Together charity which runa the Computers for Schools Campaign.

When Mr Brown, a London-based estate agency consultant, learnt that Tania’s youngest daughter, Sophie, attended Canolfan y Don in Aberporth which caters for pupils with a range of educational needs, he offered to buy all twenty pupils a tablet.

Giving her reaction, Helen said: “This was unbelievable - a man who did not know either of us and is based in London was now making a huge contribution through his charity to a small, but very important school in Aberporth.

“All because he saw our news on Property Industry Eye and thought it was amazing that we were setting up our business now, during the pandemic, and wanted to help.”

Helen recalled the original offer was to buy the school five tablets and a laptop, but after speaking to Tania, Mr Brown increased his offer to another ten tablets.

“So I thanked him very much saying that his very kind offer would mean that just over half the children would now have access to a tablet which would be a huge help,” said Helen.

“He then asked how many children attended the school altogether - I told him Tania had said twenty, so he said he would buy them all a tablet!”