Former Chelsea footballer donates minibus to Kingsbury school

13:00 22 October 2012

Dennis Wise handed over a brand new minibus to The Village School in Kingsbury (pic credit : Jan Nevill)

Dennis Wise handed over a brand new minibus to The Village School in Kingsbury (pic credit : Jan Nevill)

Archant

Dennis Wise handed over the keys to The Village School in Grove Park

Footballer Dennis Wise visited a Kingsbury school to donate a brand new mini bus to the delighted pupils and staff.

The ex-Chelsea star posed for photos with the pupils at The Village School in Grove Park, before handing over the mini-bus keys to headteacher Kay Johnson during a special ceremony.

Mr Wise was joined by Steve Frankham, Chairman of the Frankham Consultancy Group - the designers and architects behind the state-of-the-art new building - who donated the mini bus through their community fundraising arm, Dennis Wise in the Community.

Cllr Mary Arnold, Brent Council lead member for children and families, who was also there to accept the generous new gift on behalf of the school, said: “I’d like to say a very big thank you to Frankhams and Dennis Wise in the Community for this wonderful new mini-bus.

“It’s been lovely being here today to witness the joy and excitement everyone has about receiving the bus and meeting Dennis Wise. I think the experience will stay with the children and staff for a long time.”

Mrs Johnson added: “We’re so thrilled to be given such a marvellous gift from Frankhams which will help our pupils and staff immeasurably for many years to come.”

The new school is due to be completed in summer 2013 and will be a centre of excellence for pupils with special educational needs.

The £29 million project will provide the best care and education possible for children aged two to 19 years with complex learning difficulties and disabilities.

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest London news

Friday, April 24, 2015
Fire in High Street, Edgware

Four fire engines have been called to attend a huge fire on the High Street in Edgware.

Friday, April 24, 2015
The Focus E15 housing campaigners are setting up a hairdressing salon with the slogan

Housing campaigners from Newham are offering free hair cuts tomorrow as their launch their “Cut homes not hair” protest.

Friday, April 24, 2015
We have censored part of this image

Keith Fraser, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has apologised after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon which looks similar to Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet yesterday morning.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Police want to talk to this woman about the incident

Police have released an image of a woman they want to speak to after a Muslim woman wearing a head scarf was racially abused on a Piccadilly line train.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Google street view image of North End Road.

A 94-year-old woman is fighting for her life today after she was hit by a people carrier in north London.

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

We have censored part of this image

Keith Fraser, the UKIP prospective parliamentary candidate for Hackney North and Stoke Newington has apologised after retweeting an Islamophobic cartoon which looks similar to Charlie Hebdo’s depictions of the Prophet yesterday morning.