Game Fair pledges £25,000 for spe­cial needs school

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Vis­i­tors to the Game Fair this year can help a pri­mary school buy a new wheel­chair ac­ces­si­ble minibus. Boys and girls aged three to 11 with dis­abil­i­ties and learning dif­fi­cul­ties who at­tend Fort Royal school in Worces­ter are be­ing sup­ported by the Game Fair and its charity part­ner the Lord’s Tav­ern­ers, which have pledged £25,000.

De­lighted head­teacher Ed Fran­cis said: “Ac­cess to the com­mu­nity is an es­sen­tial part of our cur­ricu­lum be­cause chil­dren need to see and ex­pe­ri­ence the things that they are learning about. They also need to learn the skills they will need to use their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties safely, such as aware­ness of dan­gers, if they are to be­come in­de­pen­dent adults. Minibuses are vital for this work, but our cur­rent fleet of ve­hi­cles is get­ting very old and un­re­li­able.

“Our two minibuses are 17 and 10 years old. They are in­ef­fi­cient to run and ex­pen­sive to main­tain. We are very grate­ful to the Lord’s Tav­ern­ers, the Game Fair and their sup­port­ers who have pledged to pro­vide us with fund­ing to­wards a new bus.”

Game Fair vis­i­tors who want to sup­port this

to lurchers, re­triev­ers to scent hounds will be con­sid­ered.

Please also sup­ply 30 words or so about the dog: its breed, any quirks and habits it has, its favourite pas­times, moments of glory and hopes for the fu­ture. Oh, and the dog’s name, of course. char­i­ta­ble cause can make do­na­tions when pur­chas­ing tick­ets on­line and there will be collection buck­ets at the gates and en­trances to talks and demon­stra­tions.

The Game Fair and the Lord’s Tav­ern­ers will raise funds to buy a new minibus for the Fort Royal com­mu­nity pri­mary school

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