A CHESTERFIELD special school has a brand new minibus – presented to them by TV and radio star Chris Tarrant on behalf of the Lord’s Taverners.
The Who Wants To Be A Millionaire presenter handed over a ceremonial key to staff from Ashgate Croft School during a charity cricket match at London’s Hurlingham Club.
Ashgate Croft teaches young people aged four to 19 with wide-ranging physical and learning difficulties.
The school aims to develop the life skills and social skills necessary for its pupils to go on to become successful members of the community.
The new 16-seat wheelchair-accessible minibus, which cost £49,000, will change the lives of the Chesterfield youngsters, giving them far better access to the local community and allowing them to travel to amenities.
The Lord’s Taverners, the official charity of recreational cricket and one of the UK’s leading youth sports and disability charities, will donate over £3 million this year to help give young people, particularly those with special needs, a sporting chance.
Lord’s Taverners chief executive Matthew Patten said: “We believe that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, particularly those with special needs.
“This minibus will help the Ashgate Croft youngsters get out and enjoy new places and experiences.”