Kingsland School in Wakefield are the proud owners of a brand new Variety Sunshine coach which was presented to the school by Steve Denison (a partner at the Leeds office of PWC) who ran in this year’s London marathon, raising over £20,000 for Variety, the children’s charity.

Kingsland School has 75 pupils aged between 2 and 11 years old and support children with severe or profound learning difficulties many of whom have complex physical or medical conditions.

The school’s head teacher, Paula Trow, said:

“The children are very excited about the new coach and looking forward to getting on board. We will be using the coach (which has a wheelchair tail lift) for a wide range of activities including trips out into the community and educational visits which will help to develop their social and learning skills.”

Steve Denison said:

“Taking up marathon running at nearly 50 isn’t something I would recommend but the atmosphere on the day was amazing and kept me going. I would like to thank everyone for their fantastic support and generosity in helping me smash my £20,000 target – it’s going to a great cause!”

Ian Leach, chairman of the Yorkshire committee of Variety, the children’s charity said:

“We are indebted to Steve Dension for his support of Variety, I am sure that the happy smiling faces of the children made him feel all his sterling efforts were worthwhile.”