Fundraisers' work pays off as Chesterfield school announces new minubus

Volunteers at a Chesterfield school have managed to raise enough money to buy a new minibus.

Spire Infants in Birdholme were able to raise the money thanks to a lottery grant and charitable donations

It'll enable pupils to gain access to a host of new benefits - including hydrotherapy and sensory venues for special needs children.

School business manager Nicola Ward explained how the minibus will provide youngsters with a number of benefits: "We like to do everything we can for these children and we'd have loved to take them to hydrotherapy and sensory rooms and things they can enjoy.

"Funding as you know is not great in schools at the moment and this will open so many doors for these children now we've got this minibus."

Jan Blanksby spent years raising funds for the bus with her husband Terry, who sadly passed away last year: "That was the aim for us. Nicola said they wanted this minibus and what it would do for the children so it's very rewarding.

"And we enjoy doing it! Since Terry passed away my daughter and grand daughter now help."



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