REPRESENTATIVES of the Lady Taverners were at Orsett Hall, Essex last week to celebrate the donation of four new specially adapted minibuses to schools in Essex during 2015.
Disadvantaged and disabled young people from St John’s Special School (Woodford Bridge), Edith Borthwick School (Braintree), Doucecroft School (Colchester) and Glenwood School (Benfleet) have all benefited from the Lord and Lady Taverners’ minibus scheme this year.
The new iconic green Lord and Lady Taverners minibuses give young people the chance to engage with their local community, make use of local facilities for day trips and physical activities while also building important life skills in the process.
The Lord’s and Lady Taverners are the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity, will donate over Â£3 million this year to help give disadvantaged and disabled young people a ‘sporting chance’ in life. The charity has put over 1,050 minibuses on the road since 1976, enabling over 20,000 young people with disabilities to enjoy new places and experiences every year.
Linda Bees, Chairman of the Lady Taverners Essex Region said: “The Essex Lady Taverners are very proud to be supporting the staff, parents and young people at these four Essex schools.
"The Lord’s and Lady Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, regardless of ability or background. These minibuses help the Essex pupils to get out and enjoy new places and experiences throughout Essex and beyond. We are”