College lends minibuses to Wiltshire charity taking children in need on holiday
05 September 2017

College lends minibuses to Wiltshire charity taking children in need on holiday

Wiltshire College lent its minibuses to a Wiltshire charity over the summer so it could take children on a well-deserved holiday.

Volunteers from Breakaway took 26 children on a group holiday to Simonsbath House Hostel on Exmoor, which started with a stop off on at the National Trust estate Fyne Court to explore and enjoy a picnic.

In addition to taking part in lots of activities and trips to the top of Dunkery Beacon to fly a kite, Watermouth Castle and the Milky Way, the children, all of primary school age, also had the opportunity this year to visit a nearby farm where they saw shire horses, sheep, pigs and geese in natural surroundings.

The charity, which has been providing holidays to less fortunate children and families for more than 20 years, also gave family holidays to 19 adults and 42 children this year at Haven Holiday Park in Burnham- on-Sea.

Phil Courage, the charity’s treasurer who is responsible for organising the annual breaks, said: “To be able to use the minibuses is an enormous help and support to our small charity.

“It means that we are able to concentrate our resources on giving our very disadvantaged children a really good time in their few days with us.”

This is the third year that the college has lent minibuses to the charity.

Systems, Finance and Administration Coordinator, Gerry Fordham, said: “We were delighted to lend Breakaway two college minibuses and a van it is always wonderful to hear how much the children have enjoyed their holiday.

“This is the second year the college has done so and it is always wonderful to hear how much the children have enjoyed their holiday.”

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