On Wednesday the 5th of November representatives of the Lord’s Taverners and Lady Taverners were in Cheltenham to present a new wheelchair accessible minibus to staff and young people at National Star College. National Star College, which is operated by the charity National Star, is a specialist further education college in Gloucestershire that caters for young people aged 16-25 with complex disabilities and learning difficulties. The charity supports more than 1600 people a year.
The new 16-seat minibus from the Lord’s Taverners, costing £53,000, was made possible thanks to a £22,000 donation from H.R. Owen. The vehicle will enable the students of National Star College to lead more independent lives and develop life skills.
Paul Robin, chief executive of the Lord’s Taverners, said: “The Lord’s Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential for all young people, regardless of ability or background. This minibus will help the National Star College students to get out and enjoy new places and experiences. We are proud to support the staff, parents and young people of National Star College and hugely grateful to H.R. Owen for their generous support.”