The Bingo Association has donated a Variety Sunshine Coach to pupils at Lamswood school in Wolverhampton, the 28th donated by association in the past four years.
BA business development manager Alastair Stewart handed over the keys to the adapted minibus to executive headteacher Joanne Wood, alongside representatives from nearby Mecca Bilston and Buzz Wolverhampton.
“The new Sunshine Coach will make a tremendous difference to the lives of our students because we can extend our range of opportunities,” said Wood.
“We cannot thank the Variety Club and the Bingo Association enough for supporting us and our young people.”
The Lawnswood Campus in Wolverhampton is home to four Pupil Referral Units which serve schools and the City of Wolverhampton.
All four centres work with students who find mainstream schooling a challenge and provide opportunities to enable them to meet their full potential, with the new Sunshine Coach allowing for educational and recreational days out, such as the Duke of Edinburgh Award and National Trust visits.
“These coaches help to improve the lives of disabled and disadvantaged children and young people, ensuring they get the most out of school life by accessing learning and recreational facilities outside of the school environment,” said Variety regional development director Charlotte Walker.
The new Sunshine Coach will be the second at The Lawnswood Campus, providing a vital everyday transport link for some of the most vulnerable pupils at the centre.
“I would like to thank the members, like Mecca and Buzz Bingo, who are present today, for the incredible support and generosity of their customers and staff,” added Stewart.