The bus debut was an opportunity to celebrate the arrival and an opportunity to recognise and thank the many supporters from the local community that attended.
The minibus has been named ‘Graeme’s Bus’ after Graeme Hunt, the founder and inspiration of Charity Folk, a local folk band. The group have raised over £85,000 for Langside School over the past sixteen years and the bus has been dedicated to Graeme, who unfortunately passed away 18 months ago.
Staff from Langside School and Diverse Abilities Plus also raised money through fundraising events.
The new minibus will change the lives of those who attend Langside School as children, families and staff will now benefit from more days out and have the opportunity to explore activities and events further afield.
Jonathan Seaward, Principal at Langside School, said: “Staff, children and their families have been looking forward to this moment for a very long time. We really appreciate all the efforts made by Graeme, Janet, local businesses, staff and supporters of the charity.”
Janet Hunt said: “Graeme devoted a lot of his time raising money for this amazing charity and he would have been thrilled to know that the minibus is named after him. I am very pleased we could raise all this money and provide something so valuable to a charity that does so much for the local community.”
For more information on Diverse Abilities Plus and Langside School, please visit www.diverseabilitiesplus.org.uk or call 01202 718266.