It’s always heartening to hear about people helping to raise money for charities and other good causes. Often what the money is being raised for is to fund a minibus as is the case with a new fundraising appeal from the Derby Telegraph to buy a minibus for a Children’s Holiday Centre. The appeal has already helped to raise £5,000 and will hopefully reach the target of £30,000 which is what’s needed to purchase the minibus. To read more on the story click the headline.

Generous readers raise £5,000 for children’s minibus appeal


JUST two weeks after the Derby Telegraph launched an appeal to buy a new £30,000 minibus for Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre almost £5,000 has been raised.

Generous Derby Telegraph readers have dug deep and given amounts varying from £2 through to £500 on the Justgiving website and by sending cheques by Freepost or via the Derby Telegraph offices.

Other people have come forward with individual ideas about how they intend to raise money for the minibus.

These include the proceeds of sponsorship of a Cessna aircraft’s flight from Land’s End to John O’Groats, a static cycle ride at the David Lloyd fitness centre, supported by Derby Mayor Lisa Higginbottom, and a charity day to be organised by the Darley Abbey Community Society.


An air cadet unit in Northumbria has recently been awarded a new minibus courtesy of the Northumbria Police Charities Fund. Read more details below.


Squadron handed minibus by police


An air cadet unit in the borough has been given a new minibus thanks to the Northumbria Police Charities Fund.


Over the last 12 months, the Wideopen Squadron has been raising funds to purchase the new vehicle.

The money received has paid for the bus livery, and allowing the group to apply the Air Cadet Organisation logos and squadron crest.

Michelle Preen, charity trustee from North Tyneside area command, said: “We were delighted to help out Wideopen Air Cadets with the signage for their new minibus.

“The squadron does fantastic work to support young people in Wideopen and the surrounding area by offering a huge range of diversionary activities.



Minibuses play a vital role in many communities around the UK. There are countless charities and organisations that simply couldn’t function without the use of a minibus. Fortunately there are many fundraising groups who help to raise the funds for minibuses for people who need them. Be sure to keep checking back for the latest minibus news.