Joie Baby has partnered with children’s charity Variety to donate the first of ten Variety Sunshine Coaches to St Nicholas School in Kent as part of nationwide SEN programme.
The Sunshine Coach is the first of a fleet which has been donated by Joie Baby to be delivered to schools which specialise in special educational needs (SEN). It will support all 250 students at St. Nicholas School, allowing disabled and disadvantaged children to get the most out of school life by accessing learning and recreational facilities outside of the school environment.
The ten coaches donated by Joie Baby help the charity meet it’s target of donating 80 coaches in 2019. The remaining nine coaches will be presented individually to deserving schools right across the UK.
“We are humbled to be joining Variety on its mission to help communities across the UK,” said Joie Baby’s managing director David Welsh. “Joie Baby has always been committed to supporting families and … we’re delighted to provide ten schools with much-needed transport that will make a real difference to the lives of students, their families and the teachers who work so hard to provide a great school experience for all students.”
Andrew Bennett, PE coordinator at St Nicholas School said: “We are very grateful for the generosity of the sponsors of our new school bus, Joie Baby. The children and young people at St Nicholas will benefit immensely from the opportunities that this new accessible bus will provide for them.”
Variety is celebrating its 70th anniversary as a UK charity this year. In this time, it has helped to improve the lives of almost one million disabled and disadvantaged children and their families.