Broadcast legend presents disabled Mansfield youngsters with new minibus
The voice of BBC Radio’s ‘Test Match Special’ programme, Jonathan Agnew, joined representatives from the Lord’s Taverners and Lady Taverners in Mansfield on 5 February to present a new wheelchair accessible minibus to youngsters and staff at Fountaindale School.
Fountaindale School is a community special school catering for up to 60 children aged 3-19 with complex and physical needs. All of the school’s pupils have a diagnosed physical disability with associated learning difficulties. Several pupils have more than one disability, including sensory impairments and complex medical needs.
The new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus from the Lord’s Taverners, costing £48,000, will change the lives of the Mansfield youngsters, enabling them access to community based resources such as sports centres and libraries, while also allowing them to develop their independence skills through access to community amenities and residential experiences.
The charity has now put over 1,000 minibuses on the road since 1976, enabling over 20,000 young people with disabilities to enjoy new places and experiences every year.
The minibus presentation attracted some local media coverage and you can view the feature that aired on ITV Central via our YouTube channel.