Lord’s Taverners – the UK’s leading youth cricket and disability sports charity – has donated a minibus to Nash College, a further education centre run by national charity Livability.
Six-time snooker world champion Steve Davis presented Nash staff and pupils with the new wheelchair accessible minibus on Wednesday 7th December 2016.
The new 16-seater minibus will enable students in continuing to get off campus and into the community as much as possible where they can make use of local employability training sites and sports facilities.
Nash College is a further education college for young adults with a range of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) in Hayes, Bromley.
Nash students have complex learning needs including physical, communication and sensory disabilities, medical conditions or autism, in addition to learning disabilities, from severe to profound.
Steve McDermott, Hub Manager for Livability and Nash College said:
‘This brand new minibus is not just a vehicle to take people from A to B, it is a vehicle that supports and enables young disabled adults to access community settings and amenities to develop their life skills which enriches their lives. So we’d like to thank the Lord’s Taverners for the minibus that ensures the students of Nash College have a greater quality of life and are not held back by their disabilities, but encouraged because of their abilities.’
This year marks the 40th anniversary of Lord’s Taverners first minibus giveaway and will be giving away a record-breaking 40 minibuses in 2016.
Paul Robin, Chief Executive of the Lord’s Taverners, said:
‘The Lord’s Taverners is delighted to present Nash College with a new minibus. We aim to provide as many young people as possible with a sporting chance, and this giveaway is part of what is a very special year, with a record 40 minibuses being donated on the 40th anniversary of when we provided the first one.’
Nash College has been recognised for providing a good standard of education, being rated as ‘Good’ in all categories in a recent Ofsted report in June 2016. Read the story here.