Group photo of all the children and stakholders posing infront of a green minibus

PEN Trust to take on 'Deep to Peak' challenge

The PEN Trust are supporting the Lord's Taverners through a truly unique fundraising challenge this week to raise money for a specially adapted minibus for staff and pupils at The Arbour Vale School (Slough).

This Saturday (25 September), 20 staff from PEN Trust will be taking part in a challenge in the Lake District called ‘Deep to Peak’, which involves swimming the length of the deepest lake in England - Wastwater (5km swim) - and then scaling the highest mountain in England - Scafell Pike. All in just one day!

Arbour Vale School is an Academy for 310 students aged 2-19. Pupils at Arbour Vale have a wide spectrum of complex needs which embrace profound, severe and moderate learning difficulties that include autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and social, emotional and mental health.

A number of children live with physical disabilities coupled with other medical conditions. 55 children are wheelchair users. Having a minibus enhances pupil's lives, providing a rich and varied curriculum. This includes national and local sporting events, educational visits and trips, cultural outings and residential trips.

This challenge has been created to raise vital funds that will provide a new minibus for the school that will provide its pupils with much improved access to the local community and all the facilities and crucial life experiences that come with it.

The team have raised over £4,000 ahead of the challenge already and if you would like to join others in getting behind the PEN team, you can donate to them through their Give as you Live page by clicking here

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