A primary school in Celtic Manor recent received a Sunshine Coach thanks to the fund raising efforts of a number of bingo colleagues.
The Llanishen Fach Primary School has a Special Needs Resource Base for up to 20 pupils who need to develop their speech and language skills. These children are aged between 5 and 11.
The school works hard to integrate special needs children into mainstream classes and the specially adapted bus will be instrumental in helping children with wheelchairs get the most from their learning experience.
The bus will mean that disabled children will be able to attend activities with their peers and will enhance their social skills and help to build their confidence for the future.
The Bingo Association And Their Fundraising Efforts
This coach is the 6th that has been donated over the last two years and it’s thanks to the bingo industry as a whole, players included, that they have to been able to smash the target of half a million.
The money is raised in support of Variety, the Children’s Charity. In 2015 and 2016 the money raised by The Bingo Association was used to support a number of grants for a range of different equipment. This included sensory and medical equipment, wheelchairs and special days out for disabled and disadvantaged children in the UK.
The Head of Fundraising for Variety, Colleen Ettridge, is reported as having:
The Bingo Association and their members and customers have been extremely generous over the last two years.
Since 1962 we have donated over 5,400 Sunshine Coaches to various schools across the UK. This enables us to give disadvantaged and disabled children the ability to get the most out of life.
The latest donation to the Llanishen Fach Primary School will make a huge difference to the young lives of those using it.
The Chief Executive of the Bingo Association, Miles Baron, said:
There are over 400 different bingo clubs in the UK that have contributed to the donation of the Sunshine Coach. Thank you to all the staff and bingo players for their continued support.
We’ve excited to continue fundraising throughout 2017/2018 and hope to reach the £1 million target that we have set.