Highways UK 2017 Starts in



8/9 November, NEC, Birmingham




Help leading disability sports charity put a new minibus on the road

Make a real difference to some of the most at-risk and disadvantaged young people in the UK

Paul Robin

Paul Robin

CEO, The Lord's Taverners

Friday 15 September 2017

With the help of Highways UK supporters, partners, visitors and exhibitors, leading disability sports charity The Lord's Taverners hopes to put a new minibus on the road.

Our minibus programme celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 when we were able to donate another 40 specially adapted minibuses to special needs schools across the UK - and you cannot underestimate the important role these iconic green buses play in utilising the road network to allow pupils to participate in sporting activities within their community.

Each minibus is vital in helping pupils to get to and from school, engage with the local community, access sport and recreational activities and experience new environments to develop life skills and boost confidence. By the end of this year, we will have put nearly 1,200 minibuses on the road and they cover hundreds of thousands of miles on the UK's road network every year, so the synergies of our partnership with Highways UK are clear for all to see. 

It's most fitting therefore that we are looking to put a new minibus on the road in partnership with those who help plan, manage and maintain the UK's road network.

But we need the help of Highways UK supporters, partners, exhibitors and visitors to raise the £25,000 needed to provide this transport lifeline - and you can do this in a number of ways.

Please contact Mark Jones at mark.jones@lordstaverners.org or call 020 7025 0009 for more information on how you can help.