Businessman and publisher Richard Desmond donates coach to autistic children at JCoSS in Barnet

Times Series: Mr Richard Desmond, his wife Joy and their daughter Angel Millie presenting the coach at JCoSS. Mr Richard Desmond, his wife Joy and their daughter Angel Millie presenting the coach at JCoSS.

Children with autism and special needs will be able take part in out-of-school activities after their school was given a £35,000 coach.

Richard Desmond, owner of Express Newspapers and founder of Northern & Shell, donated the coach to Jewish Community Secondary School (JCoSS) in Castlewood Road, New Barnet.

The coach was sponsored by Mr Desmond’s two-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Angel Millie, who visited the school earlier this week with her family.

Mr Desmond had previously contributed £2.5million to help build JCoSS, the only Jewish school in the UK to cater for both mainstream children and autistic children.

JCoSS will use the coach to take children with autism and special needs to sporting events such as swimming and bowling,as well as everyday activities such as shopping.

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9:47am Sat 18 Jan 14

Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog says...

Good to see Mr Desmond supporting charitable ventures such as this, but are you being a little coy about his past career? Some of your Readers Wives might have longer memories.
Good to see Mr Desmond supporting charitable ventures such as this, but are you being a little coy about his past career? Some of your Readers Wives might have longer memories. Mrs Angry, Broken Barnet blog
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2:04pm Sat 18 Jan 14

Neville Longbottom says...

That is a Mini - Bus. Not a coach, not a mini coach. A minibus.
That is a Mini - Bus. Not a coach, not a mini coach. A minibus. Neville Longbottom
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