Landrover motors to charity project

Restored and ready to drive: Douglas Hulme, left, receives the keys from PCSO Ben Harrington watched by Martyn Kennett, Anthony Hughes, Sam Bacon, Stuart Coote, Andy Hunt, Karl Tear, Daisy Kilbon, Sarah Coote, Warren Hulme and Dick Tear. Photo: SG161211-22MD To order photos call 01775 765433
Restored and ready to drive: Douglas Hulme, left, receives the keys from PCSO Ben Harrington watched by Martyn Kennett, Anthony Hughes, Sam Bacon, Stuart Coote, Andy Hunt, Karl Tear, Daisy Kilbon, Sarah Coote, Warren Hulme and Dick Tear. Photo: SG161211-22MD To order photos call 01775 765433
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A LANDROVER rebuilt by youngsters working on Sutton Bridge Motor Project has now been given to a charity working with some of Britain’s most deprived children.

Second Chance founder and chief executive Doug Hulme put the Landrover on the charity’s “wish list” – and PCSO Ben Harrington, who worked on the motor project, stumbled across the entry while searching the internet.

Doug and his son, Warren, drove from the charity’s Portsmouth headquarters to collect the vehicle and thanked the project workers and supporters for their donation.

Second Chance works with children who have learning difficulties, who suffered abuse or who come from poverty-stricken backgrounds.

The 21-month restoration project was led by two mechanics, Stuart Coote and Andy Hunt, and it gave five young people their first taste of vehicle restoration.

The youngsters who restored the Landrover 110 were Daisy Kilbon, Karl Tear, Martyn Kennett, Sam Bacon and Anthony Hughes.

Besides PCSO Harrington, those assisting included PC Laura Griggs, Abigail Cooper and Sarah Coote.

PCSO Harrington said: “The young people have worked hard on this project and should take all the credit for taking on such an initiative.

“They have all shown true dedication, seeing the vehicle through to the very end and I am extremely proud of these young people who, when they first started, had either limited or no knowledge about mechanics or putting a motor vehicle together.

“They have overcome many problems along the way and have built up a good team working relationship.

“They gave up their own time and never complained when working through the cold winter months. Come rain, sun or snow they turned up on time ready to go.

PCSO Harrington thanked companies who supported the project, including Robert and Dick Tears, who donated use of their garage. Other supporters were: Kett Autopaints of Wisbech, Parkways of Long Sutton, Parkinson’s of King’s Lynn, County Landrover of King’s Lynn and Church Farm Landrovers.