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With a chorus of honking horns and lots of smiling faces, a convoy of trucks set off from County Hall, in Norwich, for an extra special day out.
19:50 28 August 2016
The East Coast Truckers children’s convoy took place today, and saw more than 60 trucks take scores of excited youngsters on a trip from Norwich to Pleasurewood Hills and Great Yarmouth.
They were also joined by members of the emergency services for the 70-vehicle procession which created a great spectacle on the county’s roads.
The East Coast Truckers have become famous for the annual event – now in its 31st year – which aims to give children with disabilities or from disadvantaged backgrounds a day they will never forget.
Part of Solve UK poverty
A new report by Loughborough University for JRF Falling short: the experiences of families living below the Minimum Income Standard looks at 30 families who are all living below the Minimum Income Standard (MIS). This is an income level determined by regular research asking the public what they think is required for an acceptable living standard in the UK today – including social participation as well as physical essentials. Some are managing to get by, but can’t imagine being able to stretch to a day trip or low cost family holiday. Others struggle to afford material necessities like food and school uniforms.