Acklams donates second coach to West Africa through Jacob’s Well Appeal

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Acklams Coaches of Beverley has donated another coach to local charity Jacob’s Well Appeal. The organisation plans to send the Plaxton Excalibur to Burkina Faso where it will live a new life transporting school children in and around the city of Bobo-Dioulasso.

John is pictured accepting the keys to the Plaxton Excalibur coach from Managing Director, Paul Acklam.

The first coach to be donated on arrival at the school

John Beynon, CEO of Jacob’s Well, explained that the activities that these vehicles enable make a huge difference to children who often live in single room dwellings, adding that they “bring some light into their gloomy lives.”

The coach will be used to take sports teams and the school choir from the ABC School in rural Bobo-Dioulasso to other schools for sporting competitions and performances. “We are very grateful to Acklams for their generosity and support,” added John.

The operator’s Managing Director, Paul Acklam, was delighted once again to help out the local charity: “When a well-maintained vehicle comes to the end of its UK life, it is great to know that it can be put to good use in another part of the world,” he said.

Acklams is a member of the Coach Tourism Association, whose Chair John Wales added: “This is a really fantastic thing for Acklams to do and will make a real, tangible difference to those children in Burkina Faso.”