First Donates Bus to Fulton School for the Deaf

May 2018 - First Car Rental, together with it's holding company, JSE-listed, Combined Motor Holdings Group (CMH), sponsored and adapted a 22-seater bus to Fulton School for the Deaf, and branded it specifically for the school. Apart from transport required for school outings and sport fixtures, Fulton also provides daily transport for day-scholars living in Pinetown and surrounding areas.

Says Bruce Barritt, Managing Director at First Car Rental and Executive Director at CMH, "We are so delighted and honoured to have been able to assist Fulton, its staff and students, by giving them this new school bus. Safe transport at Fulton is an absolute necessity, not a nice-to-have. All of us at First Car Rental have enormous admiration for individuals who achieve against all odds, and this is exactly what they do at Fulton every day."

Situated in Gillitts, outside of Durban, Fulton is driven by its vision of "Excellence in Deaf Education" and lives by its motto "Intellego et Procedo (I Understand and I Advance)". The school is devoted to the education of profoundly hearing-impaired and deaf children, offering quality pre-primary, primary and high school education.

Says Acting Principal, Bronwyn Bouwer, "On behalf of our retired principal, Mrs Beryl Campbell, all our Fulton families and staff, we wish to extend a huge vote of gratitude to First Car Rental and CMH for their extremely generous sponsorship of this wonderful passenger vehicle. Not only is it a fun-looking vehicle, but it will help greatly in the safe transport of our learners for educational outings, sporting fixtures and general transport."

Asheel Maharaj, a Grade 8 learner at Fulton, commented,"Thank you so much for this wonderful new bus. It is so much easier and safer now for us to go on outings and get to and from school. We really appreciate your generosity."

Fulton School bus hand-over

Left: Bruce Barritt, Managing Director at First Car Rental, hands Bronwyn Bouwer, Fulton Acting Principal, the keys to Fulton's new school bus.
Right:Bruce Barritt with Asheel Maharaj, a Grade 8 learner at Fulton, and Kerrianne Fonseca, Company Secretary and Chief Audit Executive of CMH.

Fulton School Bus

Pupils at Fulton School for the Deaf jump for joy in front of their new school bus, proudly sponsored by First Car Rental and CMH.

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