West St Leonards School recieves brand new minibus

19/10/11- Presentation of a new minibus to West St Leonards School by the Variety Club and The Grand Hotel, Brighton.
19/10/11- Presentation of a new minibus to West St Leonards School by the Variety Club and The Grand Hotel, Brighton.

TEACHERS and pupils at West St Leonards School have taken delivery of a brand new minibus to ferry disabled youngsters around.

For the last year the school in Harley Shute Road has been raising money to replace the old one.

Pupils held numerous fundraising events, such as cake sales and fairs, and, together with the school’s PTA and generous donations, helped raise £9,000 in total.

The remainder of the money needed came from sponsors, the main one being the De Veer Group and The Grand Hotel in Brighton.

Frances Robinson, headteacher, said the minibus, from the Variety Club, was worth £18,000 and the school needed to raise half of the cash.

She said: “The children have done a lot of fundraising and are very excited to receive delivery of the new minibus. We have already used it to take some of our disabled pupils, together with their peers, to Mallydams.”