A SPECIALLY-adapted minibus has been delivered to a South Lakeland school to help youngsters enjoy leisure activities.

Sandgate School, Kendal, celebrated the arrival of the vehicle after a fund-raising campaign was match-funded by charity The Lord’s Taverners.

The Custom-designed minibus with wheelchair access will enable young people attending the school to take part in outdoor activities as part of the curriculum and enjoy trips out.

The efforts of the Friends and Family of Sandgate School group, The Sandgate Cycles and an anonymous benefactor helped buy the minibus through fund-raising activities, which saw well-wishers climb Britain’s five highest mountains and cycle more than 850 miles.

Richard Westwell, extended services co-ordinator at the school, said: “The bus will be a real lifeline forchildren and young people. Our current bus is at the end of its working life and we were in desperate need of a new one. Not only will it be used during term time, it will also allow us to run trips and activities during holidays.”