Paralympian hands new ‘Sunshine Coach’ over to school

Stephen Miller presents Keelmans Way School with a new Variety Coach
Stephen Miller presents Keelmans Way School with a new Variety Coach

A PARALYMPIAN gold medallist dropped in at a South Tyneside school to present pupils with a new Sunshine Coach.

Stephen Miller visited Keelmans Way School in Hebburn to hand over the coach, courtesy of Variety, the Children’s Charity.

The Campbell Park Road school, catering for 96 children aged from two to 19 with a range of disabilities, will use the coach to transport them to activities and take them on trips and to other schools.

Tony Thornton, northern regional chairman for Variety, said: “Stephen Miller, who himself was born with cerebral palsy, is a great inspiration for the children and always positive.

“Having represented our country five times, and even bringing back the gold, shows that with determination and tenacity, anything can be achieved.”

Stephen said: “It was a huge honour to present the school with the Sunshine Coach on behalf of Variety.

“I know from personal experience what this will mean to the school, and I hope that they have many enjoyable years ahead of them with it.”