Acklams Coaches of Beverley has donated a surplus vehicle to the Jacob’s Well Appeal, where it will be used to transport some of the poorest children in Burkina Faso to the Village of Hope project on the edge of capital Ouagadougou.
The coach, a Dennis Javelin with Plaxton bodywork, will replace a former American school bus that has given 20 years of service to the Village of Hope.
At the Village of Hope, children receive food, medical care and an education, learning subjects such as maths, science and French along with practical life skills.
The coach was donated after Jacob’s Well Appeal CEO Rev John Benyon approached Acklams Coaches and asked Director Paul Acklam (pictured, left) if he could assist with sourcing a replacement for the American bus.
The Javelin has been used to transport children in and around Beverley and Hull. “It’s wonderful that there is a piece of East Yorkshire in Africa with Acklams’ name on it,” says Rev Benyon.