Acklams Coaches has donated a second vehicle to the Jacob’s Well Appeal. It will soon begin a new life in Burkina Faso transporting school children in and around rural Bobo-Dioulasso.
Paul Acklam (pictued, left), Managing Director of the Beverley-based operator, recently handed over the keys to the 1999 Plaxton Excalibur-bodied Volvo B10M to Jacob’s Well Chief Executive John Benyon (pictured, right).
Mr Benyon says that the second vehicle that Acklams Coaches has donated to the Jacob’s Well Appeal will, like the first one, enable a huge difference to be made to the lives of children in the African nation. The first coach that Acklams gave to the charity remains in use in Burkina Faso.
The Excalibur will be used to transport sports teams and a choir from the ABC School in Bobo-Dioulasso to other educational establishments for competitions and performances.
“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,” says Mr Acklam.
The Jacob’s Well Appeal charity provides donations and funding for poor and impoverished countries. It has started a special appeal asking for extra support to help the world’s poorest people, who are struggling greatly with coronavirus COVID-19-related poverty.