Our famous Sunshine Coaches are provided for schools and organisations that cater for children with special needs.
Having their own coach enables them to plan trips with more confidence. They no longer have to worry about public transport: the costs, timetables or suitability for children with disabilities and those who use wheelchairs.
All of our Sunshine Coaches are used five days a week or more and have an average life of ten to fifteen years. Trips are organised for recreational, educational and vocational purposes, including accessing the mainstream curriculum at partner schools.
This is immensely valuable in allowing inquisitive young minds to explore places they would otherwise never visit, often acquiring new skills and improving self-confidence.
Visiting other schools and participating in the local community brings the dual benefit of improving social and inter-personal skills for the children, as well as developing, in the wider community, a better understanding of, and empathy with, children with special needs. Nearly 6,000 Sunshine Coaches have been provided by Variety – The Children’s Charity and Variety Golf.