Staff and pupils from Myrddin Special Unit, Carmarthen have been presented with a new Lord’s Taverners wheelchair accessible minibus.
Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed over 1,100 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first minibus giveaway and to celebrate this the charity is donating a record 40 minibuses in 2016.
The iconic Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide disadvantaged and disabled young people with the chance to engage with their local community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.
Myrddin Special Unit is a special school catering for children aged 3-11 with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties, and autism. The new 16-seat minibus will make a huge difference to the unit’s pupils who are unable to walk to activities.
Teacher in charge of the Myrddin Special Unit, Ceri Lilly, said, “We are a small special Unit in West Wales, so we are heavily dependent on help and support from the community and charities.
“Our pupils need extra help to learn. Getting them out and about doing special activities is vital for their understanding of the world we live in. Without our new Lord’s Taverners minibus, this would be impossible.”