The Bingo Association has presented its 34th Sunshine Coach to Rowan Tree Primary school in Atherton, a special needs school nominated by BJ’s Bingo.
The Bingo Association has donated a new Variety Sunshine Coach to Rowan Tree Primary school in Atherton, the 34th bus donated by the organisation in the last five years.
The coach was presented on behalf of the BA by Alan Clinton, assistant manager from BJ’s Bingo in Leigh, which nominated the school as a worthy recipient of the gift.
“We were pleased that the bus was handed over late last year and are now delighted that we can make the formal presentation in person,” said BJ’s GM Andrew Tattershall.
“Thank you to all of our staff and customers, for their support over the years in helping raise much needed funds for such a worthy charity.”
Rowan Tree Primary school is a community special school for pupils aged between four and 11, with all 116 pupils having an Educational Health Care Plan and requiring highly specialist teaching due to their severe and complex needs.
The new Sunshine Coach will be used to take pupils on educational trips, sports activities, swimming lessons, golf, bowling, walks, local parks, shopping, educational tours, residential visits, and to local clubs.
“I would like to thank BJ’s Bingo who are representing the bingo industry today, for the incredible support and generosity of their customers and staff,” said association CEO Miles Baron. “Customers from bingo clubs across Great Britain have made this very worthy donation of a Sunshine Coach possible.”
“We have now raised £1.6 million for Variety in the past five years – a truly incredible amount – and 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.”