This week Red Kite delivered a new purpose built Red Kite Peugeot Boxer Minibus to The Royal Marines in Portsmouth. The 17 Seat Minibus weighing in at 4.1 tonnes was handed over under the shadow of the Royal Navy’s latest addition to the fleet, HMS Queen Elizabeth. The new Aircraft Carrier will come into service in a couple of years and weighs in at just over 65,000 tonnes and has a crew of 700.
As well as general duties the new minibus will be used as a family welfare vehicle for outings and trips. A big thank you to Chief Petty Officer Andy Vercoe and his team in seeing [...]
This week Red Kite delivered a beautifully liveried new Ford Transit Minibus to The Royal Dragoon Guards (RDG) in North Yorkshire. The specially adapted 11 Seat Minibus with roof rack, will be used by the RDG as a family welfare vehicle for the many outings and daytrips to the beautiful Yorkshire countryside being planned.
A big thank you to Captain Jason Davis and his team in seeing this long awaited project through to completion and we look forward to the odd postcard on your travels.
Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) won the bespoke vehicle as part of the LV=Brokers’ Big Heart charity giveaway.
Mike Crane, managing director from LV=Broker, delivered the minibus to Charlton Farm.
He said: “We’re honoured to be able to support a charity which provides such an invaluable service to children and local families when they need it most.
“The work Children’s Hospice South West does is incredible and we’re really happy that we’ve been able to help them.”
The minibus, which was designed and built by Red Kite, will be used for a variety of activities, including the sibling team, which looks after the brothers and sisters of children being treated by the hospice.
A CHSW spokesman said: “Many of these children can feel left out and don’t often get the chance [...]
Brand New Red Kite Accessible Minibus helps Bexhill Caring Community
In early March the keys to a £43,000 brand new Red Kite Wheelchair Accessible 14-seater mini-bus, were handed over in a ceremony in front of Bexhill Hospital. The League of Friends purchased the new minibus, complete with powered tail-lift for wheelchairs and sign-written ‘League of Friends, assisting with transport for the community’. It will remain in League ownership but will be operated by fellow local charity Bexhill Caring Community as part of its three-vehicle Dial-A-Ride fleet. Among the services provided by Dial-A-Ride is patient transport to the hospital.
Town Mayor Cllr Simon Elford was guest of honour at the ceremony. League chairman Cllr Stuart Earl is also chairman of Bexhill Caring Community. League treasurer Chris Ashford is also BCC treasurer. Both officers had declared an interest and left the room before the rest of the league’s general committee unanimously decided last year to fund the purchase of [...]