Campaign 2010 seals deal on new minibus

WITHIN the next few weeks an order will be placed for the Campaign 2010 mini-bus.

WITHIN the next few weeks an order will be placed for the Campaign 2010 mini-bus.

The Peugeot vehicle will be re-fitted to meet the needs of Sidmouth Living With Cancer Support Group members by GM Coachwork of Newton Abbot.

Bill Lankester, one of the group’s founders, was at the company last week to discuss extras needed for the bus and this week Paul Barber from the company confirmed the company’s MD, Nigel Collins, had agreed to a �250 discount on the purchase.

Mr Barber said: “A large proportion of our business is for charities, voluntary organisations and other worthwhile causes.

“As you can imagine, we get asked to help financially by many different organisations for many different reasons, whether via sponsorship or discount off the vehicle.

“Therefore we always try to offer a quality product at the best prices available at that time.”

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Bill said: “I am pleased with whatever we can get off, and the Herald’s efforts are appreciated. As soon as we get a quote we will place the order.”

The total raised to date is just under �27,000. Last week Colin and Jan Moorhouse, who run Redferns Estate Agents, gave �250 to the campaign and another cheque, for �200, was given to Bill by a “long-standing friend”.

With the help of donations from the public, SWLC hopes to be using their mini-bus by Christmas. You can give to Campaign 2010 through Lloyds Bank, Sidmouth.

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