AFC Dunstable donate bus to Luton's Music 24

A bus that's been ferrying ADC Dunstable players to matches all over the country has been given a new lease of life.

Tuesday, 2nd August 2016, 1:47 pm
Updated Wednesday, 3rd August 2016, 10:40 am
Music 24's Teela Hughes and Graeme Davis with AFC chairman Simon Bullard and the bus the club donated

It’s been donated to Music 24, an organisation that offers music therapy in Luton and Bedfordshire to people with learning difficulties, mental health issues and early onset dementia.

And they couldn’t be more delighted with their unexpected gift, which came about when the club’s first team secured sponsorship for the coming season from 69ers taxi company.

AFC chairman Simon Bullard decided to offer the vehicle to a deserving cause rather than try to sell it.

Music 24 co-founder Teela Hughes said: “It really means a lot to us.

“We’re working with Learning Disability, Dementia and Mental Health and this is a huge step in our development as a local provider.

“We’re aiming to use the bus to help make our music therapy session more accessible to service users and to go on trips and such.

“We want to inspire and empower people to take charge of their own wellbeing, thus improving resilience among our community.”

Music 24 is partly funded by Luton Borough Council and is a not-for-profit organisation.