Paralympic skier brings joy to Plumstead youngsters

4th Jun 2013
Paralympic skier brings joy to Plumstead youngsters

Paralympic Skier Anna Turney and TV chef Raymond Blanc, were at the Brasserie Blanc restaurant in St. Pauls, London on 21 May to present a special new minibus to youngsters of Willow Dene School from Plumstead.

Willow Dene School caters for 158 pupils aged 3-11 with a wide range of complex, severe and profound learning difficulties. Willow Dene is a large primary school which aims to provide high quality education that is tailored to meet the specific needs of their pupils.

The new 14-seat minibus from The Lord’s Taverners, sponsored by Brasserie Blanc, cost £33,000, and will change the lives of the Willow Dene youngsters, enabling access to regular curriculum activities such as swimming, while helping pupils to make regular trips into the community.

Paralympic skier, Anna Turney, said: "I was delighted to be involved in the Lord's Taveners and Raymond blanc minibus presentation today. It was lovely to meet some of the pupils who will benefit and Raymond. Sport has really helped me to deal with becoming disabled and I really feel the opportunities the minibus will offer will benefit the children enormously."

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