Wonderful news for everyone at Wac Arts and particularly all our young people with special needs and disabilities; we have just received a new, fully equipped, wheelchair accessible minibus!
Former England women’s cricket captain, Baroness Rachel HeyHoe-Flint, joined representatives of The Lord’s Taverners and The Lady Taverners on Wednesday to hand over the keys to our fantastic new bus. Wac Arts staff and students were thrilled to meet Baroness Heyhoe-Flint who charmed us all with her warmth and enthusiasm for the work we do. There was a party atmosphere as everyone celebrated this wonderful occasion, which will change the lives of so many young people and open up a world of new opportunities.
Enabling Wac Arts to transport young people to projects at the Old Town Hall Centre, the minibus also allows young people to go to the theatre and on cultural trips. We can now take even more young people further afield to our residential, outdoor activity projects in the countryside and on a wide range of visits to events of all types.
Fully fitted out with the latest equipment so that everyone can be accommodated in comfort, the minibus has been funded by the Worshipful Company of Carmen, through Bob Russett and The Lady Taverners, and The Clothworkers Foundation. We can’t wait to put the new bus into action as soon as possible, giving young people with even severe disabilities, newfound independence and freedom.
Derrin Gill, Director of the Lady Taverners, said, “The Lady Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, particularly those with special needs. This minibus will help disabled youngsters across London get out and enjoy new places and experiences. We are proud to support the staff, parents and young people of Wac Arts, and thank Bob Russett and the Worshipful Company of Carmen for their fantastic support over the years.”