Parkview youngsters receive new minibus
The Lord’s Taverners were in Northern Ireland last week (23 June) to present a new wheelchair accessible minibus to Parkview Special School in Lisburn.
Parkview Special School supports pupils aged 4-19 with a safe and happy stimulating learning environment. Many of the pupils suffer from physical disabilities and require high levels of medical attention and the new 16-seat wheelchair accessible minibus will be a vital lifeline for the pupils to get out and experience their local community.
Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed over 1,110 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first minibus donation, and to celebrate this, the charity will be giving away a record 40 minibuses in 2016.
The iconic Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide disadvantaged and disabled young people with the chance to engage with their local community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.
Paul Robin, chief executive of the Lord’s Taverners, said: “The Lord's Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, regardless of ability or background. This minibus will help the pupils at Parkview Special School to get out and enjoy new places and experiences in their region and we are proud to support their work.”