The Bingo Association has donated yet another Variety Sunshine coach,this time to pupils at Broomfield school in Leeds – the 27th donated by the association in the past four years.
Chief executive Miles Baron presented the adapted minibus to the school alongside representatives from nearby Mecca Hunslett and Mecca Mayfair, as well as children’s charity Variety.
“We are delighted to donate one of our Sunshine Coaches today to Broomfield School, and would like to thank the Bingo Association for their huge generosity in making this possible,” said Variety’s northwest development director Lyn Staunton.
“Every new Sunshine Coach on the road is a step towards our goal of improving the lives of disadvantaged and disabled children across the UK.”
“The support of The Bingo Association’s members and customers has directly funded the donation of 27 Sunshine Coaches in the past four years, making a real and tangible difference to thousands of disadvantaged and disabled children around the UK.”
Broomfield SILC school caters for children between the ages of 2-19 with a wide range of disabilities including Autism, wheelchair users and complex medical issues, with 220 children supported by 150 staff.
The specially adapted Sunshine Coach will be used every day to support residential and educational trips for the children and young people.
“We have now raised over £1.3 million for Variety in the past four years – a truly incredible amount,” said Baron. “It is brilliant to see that this has such a fantastic, direct impact on improving the lives of thousands of sick and disadvantaged children around the UK.”