YOUNG people taking part in a Bognor Regis-based programme are getting out and about thanks to support from Stagecoach buses.
Prince’s Trust team programme co-ordinator Roy Newnham-Grenier and current course members met to say thank you for the continued support.
Roy said: “Each year we run three self-development courses each lasting 12 weeks, comprising 15 young people. “Transport is essential to everyone but not always affordable for team members, so the free travel can be such a huge benefit to enable an individual to be involved.”
Since 2005, Stagecoach’s Chichester depot has provided free travel worth more than £9,000 annually so those taking part in the Prince’s Trust course can travel to and from work and community placements.
Stagecoach’s Chichester operations manager Simon Tramalloni said: “We are delighted to support the Prince’s Trust scheme and are pleased so many of the young people benefit which helps gain valuable life skills.”
Team programme member Ronnie Kilmaytys said: “Our free bus passes get you from A to B. I don’t think we would be able to afford to do the course without the bus passes from Stagecoach and I’m very grateful for this.”
To find out more about the next programme starting on January 21, call Roy on 07841 066846.