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Minibus to Wimbledon Tennis semi-final 2017

St Mary's were fortunate enough to get tickets for Wimbledon this year. (2017) They teamed up with Handcross Park Preparatory School, who were able to provide a minibus so that everyone could travel up together. Eight lucky pupils got to watch, among others, Johanna Konta get through to her first Wimbledon semi-final on a rain interupted day.


School had no minibus or budget for coach

Needed transport

Part of the push to inspire children to get into sport



FP was heloing put at the school for their sports day, when the issue of transport for Wimbledon was raised. FP said he would check with the school to see whether or not transport could be offered.

FP - through his voluntary work at the school.

Two years


Minibus, plus qulified & insured driver

School minibus

Teaching staff

One member of staff, for one day

No cost - charitable act from HXP

Pupil Involvement

No involvement from pupils at Handcross Park School


Single event

FP will continue to go in and offer voluntary support when he is available. No future plans to use minibus again at present.