Gosden House School in Surrey has become the latest recipient of a Lord's Taverners specially adapted minibus following the Investec Ashes 2015 Cycle Challenge.
Representatives of Lord's Taverners and Surrey CCC presented staff and pupils at Gosden House School with the minibus before Christmas.
Gosden House School is a special school for children between the ages of 4 and 16, providing personalised education for children with a range of complex learning difficulties including speech and language as well as those with an additional diagnosis such as Autistic Spectrum Condition.
Since 1976, the Lord's Taverners has placed more than 1,100 accessible minibuses in schools in the UK and the success of the 2013 and 2015 Ashes Challenges have enabled them to provide 10 more for disadvantaged and disabled youngsters.
The Ashes Challenge this summer saw Darren Gough and more than 100 cyclists complete a 300-mile ride from Manchester to London calling in at the 2005 Ashes venues on the way, raising funds for the Lord's Taverners and other beneficiaries.
Simon Tabb, Director at Investec Wealth & Investment, said: "It’s been humbling being here today for the presentation of this Lord’s Taverners minibus and to see the impact it will have on these young people here at Gosden House School.
"I know that with the range of opportunities this minibus will create, these youngsters will have a better chance of developing and securing themselves a brighter future."
Paul Robin, Chief Executive of the Lord’s Taverners, added: "The Lord’s Taverners is delighted to present Gosden House School with their new minibus.
"The minibus scheme is deep-rooted in our values to enhance the prospects of disadvantaged and disabled young people in the UK through providing access to sporting and recreational activities.
"Thanks to the fantastic work of Investec and the participants of the Investec Ashes Cycle Challenge we are able to support more schools across the UK and create even more sporting chances."
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