Sunshine Coaches

Every day our famous Sunshine Coaches transport thousands of young people. 

Most are used by schools or organisations for children with special needs.

Sunshine Coach

At a glance...

  • 97% of coaches are used many times a week - often several times a day.
  • 86% of our young passengers have physical, learning or sensory disabilities.
  • 71% of coach use is for educational, recreational and residential trips.

Routes to learning, leisure and fun

Trips are typically for educational, recreational or vocational activities. 

Visiting other schools to engage with the mainstream curriculum makes a real educational difference.

Just being ‘included’ on the coach trips - being one of the gang - can boost self esteem.

Worry-free travel

Having their own Sunshine Coach enables schools and organisations to plan activities without worrying about the cost and timing of public transport.

They know wheelchair access is taken care of.

Many disabled children in deprived areas would only go from home to school and back again if it wasn’t for their Sunshine Coach.

A coach lets them explore places they would otherwise never visit.

Coaches and  funding

Each coach represents a team fundraising effort between the school or organisation, Variety and our corporate and individual sponsors. 

There are four coach types:

  • 14 seater minibus
  • 17 seater minibus
  • 13 seater with tail lift
  • 17 seater with tail lift     

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How to apply

Simply contact Dragana Stojanovic, our Sunshine Coach Programme Co-ordinator on 020 7428 8108 or email her at dragana.stojanovic@variety.org.uk