Ex-England captain helps hand over new £40,000 bus to Kettering school

Pupils from Wren Spinney School were handed the keys to a new Variety Club Sunshine coach from the title sponsors of the Travis Perkins Masters. Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting made the presentation
Pupils from Wren Spinney School were handed the keys to a new Variety Club Sunshine coach from the title sponsors of the Travis Perkins Masters. Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting made the presentation
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Youngsters from a Kettering school received a special gift from the title sponsors of a senior golf tournament held this weekend.

Pupils from Wren Spinney School were handed the keys to a new Variety Club Sunshine coach from the title sponsors of the Travis Perkins Masters, which takes place between August 29 and 31 at Woburn Golf Club,

Pupils from Wren Spinney School were handed the keys to a new Variety Club Sunshine coach from the title sponsors of the Travis Perkins Masters. Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting made the presentation

Pupils from Wren Spinney School were handed the keys to a new Variety Club Sunshine coach from the title sponsors of the Travis Perkins Masters. Former England cricket captain Mike Gatting made the presentation

The gift was part of the Bedfordshire tournament’s annual charitable initiative, with former England cricket captain Mike Gatting making the presentation.

Pupils Fredal Fernandez, Cassey Stapleford and Imogen James and deputy headteacher Ian Hames were presented with the keys to a brand new £40,000 Variety Club Sunshine coach, which will be used to transport children to a number of activities.

Travis Perkins funded the donation through the Variety Club Golf Society. Senior Tour players Andrew Murray, Cesar Monasterio, Des Smyth, Steen Tinning, Pedro Linhart, Gary Wolstenholme were also on hand to give their support to the scheme.

Mr Hames said: “We are thoroughly delighted with this generous gift as we depend upon our own transport to give our young people the opportunity to mix in the wider community to ensure they do not become socially isolated and enhance their education.

“Our new minibus will be used five days per week taking our students out and about in their community. They will be able to access shops, the swimming pool, riding, other educational premises, including our own retail unit, The Shop, in Kettering town centre.

“It will also be used for extra-curricular activities, residential visits and for holiday playschemes so it is a vital resources for us.”