Glyn Hopkin has donated a new Renault Trafic Passenger LWB minibus to the National Autistic Society’s Anderson School.
The nine-seater minibus will enable students to take part in many more off-site activities as part of the school’s ‘adventure learning programme’.
It was handed over by Glyn Hopkin (pictured), founder of the Glyn Hopkin car dealer group and The Glyn Hopkin Charitable Foundation CIO.
Access to their own vehicle means the school no longer needs to lease buses each week to transport students.
National Autistic Society Anderson School’s principal Gary Simm said: “Here at the National Autistic Society Anderson School, we strive to provide our students with as many opportunities as possible and this bus will be used every week for our adventure learning programme. We are so grateful to Glyn Hopkin for visiting our school and personally donating a minibus.”
Hopkin said: “I visited the school back when it was still being built so it was very gratifying to see it up and running. I’m proud and pleased to support the school and to hand over the new vehicle, which I am certain will help enrich the lives of many young individuals.
“Our charitable organisation has been working closely with a number of Autism-related causes, and most recently launched a new employment scheme, ‘SPACE’, to help young people with Autism to secure work positions – including within the Glyn Hopkin motor retail business.”