Minibus donation is '˜tremendous boost'

Calvert Trust Kielder has been presented with a new Lord's Taverners wheelchair-accessible minibus.

Sunday, 11th December 2016, 2:00 pm
Updated Wednesday, 14th December 2016, 9:54 am
Peter Grieves, from the Lord's Taverners, presented Calvert Trust Kielder CEO, Peter Cockerill, with a new minibus.

Since 1976, the Lord’s Taverners has placed more than 1,100 accessible minibuses across schools in the UK. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the first minibus giveaway and to celebrate, the charity will be giving away a record 40 minibuses.

Lord’s Taverners minibuses provide disadvantaged and disabled young people with the chance to engage with their community by getting more access to the facilities on offer and build important life skills in the process.

Located at its award-winning centre within Kielder Water & Forest Park, Calvert Trust Kielder is a registered charity which enables guests of all abilities to achieve their potential through the challenge of outdoor adventure with professional instructor-led activities.

The new minibus will help staff at Calvert Trust Kielder transport guests to and from water-based activities such as sailing, canoeing, kayaking and motorboating, as well as other day trips further afield.

Calvert Trust Kielder’s CEO, Peter Cockerill, said: “The Lord’s Taverners is a fantastic charity which, just like us, works hard to ensure that everyone is given a sporting chance and can enjoy outdoor adventure.

“The new minibus is a tremendous boost for Calvert Trust Kielder and means we can continue our good work and welcome even more guests to the centre. Everyone at Calvert Trust Kielder is very grateful. Thank you.”