BC Club brings sunshine to school

(l-r) Frances Cornelius from Variety, Steve Wells and Shan Seewooruthun from the BC Club, Soraya Monzon-Diaz, deputy head of Linwood School and Eddie Coope the deputy mayor.

The BC Club, which is a group of charitable businessmen, presented a Variety Sunshine Coach to Linwood School in Bournemouth.

Linwood is a special school for children who need extra support with their learning needs.

It has four campuses dedicated to children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

The Springwood campus, where the bus was presented, caters for pupils with autism.

l-r – Paul Meyer, Steve Wells and Shan Seewooruthun with thank you cards made by Linwood School students.

The bus will be used daily to transport the children on educational visits, day trips and residential visits, college link courses and work experience placements.

It will also enable the students to take part in sporting activities, such as horse riding, swimming, sports galas and competitions.

The BC Club, which is based in Bournemouth, felt that the donation of the minibus would act as a legacy to the club and also offer support and help to numerous children over the years.

l-r – Steve Wells Paul Meyer and Shan Seewooruthun

The club is celebrating its 10th anniversary and in that time has raised £185,000 for charities and good causes.

Deputy mayor Eddie Coope attended the presentation along with representatives from Variety and members of the BC Club.

The children who are to use the bus gave a series of presentations about how it would benefit them.

Steve Wells and Shan Seewooruthun, both from the club, were delighted that the pupils were so pleased.

Chairman Shan said: “It’s a real pleasure to be able to help fund this Variety Sunshine Coach for Linwood School.

“The presentations we saw from the pupils were superb and it’s clear how much the children

benefit from being able to get out on trips and visits.

“Linwood School and Variety do wonderful things in our community and we look forward to supporting them in the future.”

Soraya Monzon-Diaz, deputy head of Linwood School said: “For the opportunities to explore, to visit new places, to discover new things, the pupils and staff of Linwood School would like to pass on a huge thank you to the BC Club and the Variety for the sponsorship and donation of a new Sunshine Coach to our school.

“We are delighted to have received such a generous donation from the BC Club and thank the Variety for their continued support.”

Frances Cornelius, Chair of the Wessex Region for Variety, the Children’s Charity, said: “We are

delighted that the children of Linwood School have today received their new Sunshine Coach, thanks to the generosity of the BC Club.

“These coaches enable children and young people with special needs to get the most out of school life by accessing learning and recreational facilities outside of the school environment.”

The BC Club with the mini-bus they presented to Linwood School in Bournemouth



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