Alfreton School to benefit from new minibus

16th Nov 2017
Alfreton School to benefit from new minibus

Derbyshire CCC fast bowler and bowling coach, Tony Palladino, was on hand to present a new specially adapted minibus to staff and pupils of Alfreton Park Community Special School, Alfreton, on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners this week (15 November).

Alfreton Park Special School is a community special needs school catering for 81 students aged 3-19 with moderate, severe and complex learning and medical needs including autism, Down’s syndrome, muscular dystrophy and cerebral palsy. Last year the school received over 30 hours of coaching and table cricket competitions run by the Derbyshire Cricket Board and this year further funding has been made available by the Lord’s Taverners to continue this delivery at the school.

The new 16-seat specially adapted minibus will give the school’s pupils much greater access to the local community, give them more opportunities to take part in life enriching experiences such as horse riding, field trips and visits to local community groups.

Tony Palladino said: “It’s a privilege to be able to support the school at today’s presentation. They do amazing work with limited space and funds and hopefully this new minibus will give the kids more opportunities to get out and be active. They are already making great use of the minibus and the kids love it.”

The Lord’s Taverners will donate over £4 million this year to help give disadvantaged and disabled young people a ‘sporting chance’ enabling over 200,000 young people with disabilities to enjoy new places and experiences every year. The minibus scheme is just one of many initiatives the Lord’s Taverners offers. 

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