Reays donates minibus to local Air Cadets

Reays Coaches has donated a minibus to Workington Air Cadets, after their old minibus was deemed beyond repair.

Other local Squadron groups will also benefit, as they often share Workington's transport on activities such as flying and sports, as wider funding is not always available.

The minibus will also be used further afield to help support North Region Music Camps which bring cadets together from the whole of the North of England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

John D Thomas, a Supernumerary Officer with Workington Squadron and also Regional Music Officer, says: “It’s such an incredible gesture from Chris Reay and the rest of the team at Reays which will be a huge benefit for us.

“Whenever we want to go anywhere, we must hire a vehicle which costs a lot of money. We are incredibly grateful for the generosity.

“Chris has supported our old vehicle for the past 5 years, ensuring it was available for us to use, so when it became no longer financially viable to maintain, he quickly came forward and said that he would supply us a new vehicle.”