Riverside shows drive in quest for new minibus

Emily Collins
February 4, 2022

The school community at Riverside Special School in Goole are fundraising to buy a new, accessible minibus after one of the school’s old buses broke down.

Grand Easter Draw

As part of their drive to fundraise for a new minibus with a tail lift the school are organising a Grand Easter Draw. The tickets will be printed for after the February half term and the winners will be drawn in the week before the Easter holidays. The school is looking for prizes large and small from any friends of the school as well as local people or businesses who would like to support them in anyway.  

Martin Cox, assistant headteacher said: “Could you offer to do two hours ironing for someone? Could cook a meal for a family, or have you something even more unusual for people to win? We intend to send out a list of items and services offered when we distribute the tickets. “This is new venture for us and our minibuses are getting old and tired! Even the charities who provide buses want us to raise half the money, which runs into thousands! We want all our students to be able to get out and about in Goole and beyond. Thanks in advance for all your support with our Grand Draw. If you can help in any way, please let us know.” 

To get in touch with the school telephone: 01405 763925.

Yorkshire Three Peaks

In a bid to boost the fundraising staff at the school are taking on The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. A group of staff from the school will take on the gruelling trek on Thursday, April 21, climbing up three of Yorkshires highest peaks; Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Jodie Mitchell, who suggested the fundraiser and is leading the group said: “In the run up to the challenge, staff will be giving up parts of their weekend in order to maintain their fitness levels. This includes a team walk in February up one of the peaks.”

The team will start their walk in Horton-In-Ribblesdale and hope to finish the 40km walk in under 12 hours.  Martin Cox, assistant headteacher at the school, added: "Riverside's minibuses are getting older and harder to maintain so need replacing. We also need one with a tail lift so that all our students can travel together. “It will cost thousands to achieve this but I'm sure we can reply on help from the community in Goole." The school would like to thank Elite Furniture and Drax Group for their generous donations as well as all the residents and supporters who have already donated. To support the fundraiser visit: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/ty3p?utm_term=6g6ADvmeK

A group of staff from Riverside Special School in Goole are taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks to raise money for a new mini-bus. (03-02-55 GT/EC)

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