Freemen’s Trust donation provides huge boost to College minibus appeal

Learners at Huntingdonshire Regional College are celebrating after Huntingdon Freemen’s Trust donated £8,875 towards their appeal to buy a new wheelchair-access minibus for their Supported Learning department.

Richard Hough, Acting Chairman of the Trust, and Brian Bradshaw, a Trustee, visited the College to present a cheque to students and staff and tour the Supported Learning department’s facilities.

Mr Hough said: “We were most inspired by our visit and the opportunity to meet the students and the very committed team of staff.

“One of the Trust’s main objectives is to help people with educational and medical needs so we felt that this project was highly appropriate for a donation.”

The adapted minibus will give learners with mobility difficulties improved access to learning opportunities through work experience and community projects.

Mr Bradshaw said: “Increasing access for students is of great significance and facilitating their learning in a safe and supportive environment.”

Alison Goold, HRC’s Curriculum Coordinator for Supported Learning, added: “We really want to thank the Freemen’s Trust for their very generous donation which will go a very long way to helping us achieve our target.”

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Pictured: Richard Hough and Brian Bradshaw of the Freemen’s Trust present their donation to HRC Supported Learning students and staff

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