Youngsters can explore outside of Newark after Emmaus Trust given mini bus by BNA Charitable Incorporated Organisation
Youngsters will be able to see life outside of Newark thanks to a donation from a newly-founded Lincolnshire charity.
Newark Emmaus Trust has been given a new mini bus by the BNA Charitable Incorporated Organisation, an independent, grant-making charity supporting communities in Newark, Lincoln and the surrounding areas.
The gift came about when BNA trustee and Newark and Sherwood District Council deputy leader Keith Girling met Newark Emmaus chief executive Nikki Burley while taking part in the YMCA Tall Ships UK sailing challenge.
He said: “We paid to have their place decorated and to buy a new mini-bus so the youngsters can get about and see what life is like outside of Newark.”
Nikki said there were plans to use the new mini-bus next year because staff and residents of the Newark Emmaus Trust will be taking part in the Three Peaks Challenge, where challengers climb the Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough mountains in Yorkshire.
She said: “We have been thinking about what to get for our residents and getting this bus is amazing.
“We are an independent charity and have to do all our own fundraising, and I was talking to Keith about giving our residents the opportunity to go out of Newark.
“Most of them don’t have their own transport, so this will really help with their social mobility.”
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