KIND-HEARTED owners of a limousine company made a dream come true for disabled youngsters.
The eight students leaving Castle Hill School in Newsome had a prom ball at the school – but staff were eager to provide some glamour and an unforgettable experience.
They turned to Red Carpet Limousines in Lockwood and they were happy to help. They provided two limousines, one of them the only one of its kind in Yorkshire.
It is the latest £65,000 Chrysler 300L – and the company also owns the only red limo in the UK, a Lincoln Town Car which featured on Kit Kat chocolate bar adverts.
Head teacher Gill Robinson said: “It was wonderful the limousine company could help us to provide the youngsters and their families with a lovely memory of their final days at the school. It was very kind and meant so much to us all.’’
Red Carpet Limousines is co-owned by Mark Reynolds and Michael Mychajlowskyj.
Mark said: “We were happy to help and took the students on a tour around Huddersfield town centre.
“They absolutely loved the smoke machines in the cars, along with the DVD and CD players. We also treated them to the full red carpet glamour and non-alcoholic bubbly.
“The girls went in the pink limo and the boys in the silver.’’
After the limo trip the students had a buffet lunch, graduation presentation and disco.
The eight students are Ashton Owen-Haigh, Kirsten Firth, Maryam Ali, Catherine Swift, Robert Ley, Matthew Kelly, Usman Akram and Mohammed Afzal.
Other businesses which helped to make it a day to remember included Munch Catering, Fab Flowers and Heritage Plastering, all from Kirkburton, 3D Jewellery from Huddersfield and Coca-Cola from Wakefield.
The disco was provided by Turnbridge company Cummins Turbo Technology.
The school, which caters for children and teenagers with complex and severe learning disabilities is for youngsters aged up to 19.
After that students continue their studies at either Dewsbury or Huddersfield technical colleges or local day centres.