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The East Coast truckers convey must not end! What a wonderful day today!

Picture gallery: East Coast Truckers convoy could be its last

Sunday, August 28, 2011
6:55 PM

Trucks parade along the A47 at Blofield for the East Coast Truckers 2011 convoy to Pleasurewood Hills. Photo by Simon Finlay

Norwich woke up to the sound of honking horns this morning (Sunday) as children from across the county and beyond sat proudly in truck cabins travelling in style to Great Yarmouth and Pleasurewood Hills. 

In streets and lay-bys along the route from the city to the seaside town, thousands lined up waving flags and cheering as the East Coast Truckers convoy of 83 trucks set off on a day out for 73 disadvantaged children including those with disabilities, the terminally-ill and children with learning difficulties.

Being a parent with a disability


Reesha has two daughters Ria, 14 and Lea, 8. She also has cerebral palsy, a condition that affects movement and co-ordination. Reehsa describes the challenges she faces as a parent with a disability.


Disabled woman not allowed on bus with her wheelchair

Disabled woman left in the rain by bus drivers

Lucy Wright Wednesday, August 17, 2011
6:30 AM

 Gail Baverstock with her broken wheelchair.; Photo: Bill Smith
Gail Baverstock with her broken wheelchair.; Photo: Bill Smith

A disabled woman has told of her anger after two bus drivers refused to let her board and left her waiting in the pouring rain. 

Gail Baverstock, 60, who has cerebral palsy and uses a wheelchair, was forced to wait an hour and a half before a driver helped her. She said that two buses showing the disabled badge pulled up and after everyone had boarded, she moved so the drivers could lower the ramp, but instead they ignored her and closed the door. Bus company First says it has “taken the appropriate action” against the drivers.