Ex- England footballer’s charity donates 17- seater minibus to Wandsworth school children with autism.

Ex- England footballer’s charity donates 17- seater minibus to Wandsworth school children with autism.


An ex-footballer donates a 17 seater minibus to help children with autism. 

A former English football player Dennis Wise has donated a minibus to BeyondAutism to help children access around their community. 

The official handover of the minibus took place at Park House School with the ex-professional footballer, Trustees from the foundation, BeyondAutism pupils and staff.

This minibus will provide access to a wider choice of activities and save the charity a significant amount of money on transport costs. 

The minibus will be used across the two Wandsworth-based schools ,Park House School, 8 North Side Wandsworth Common, and Tram House School, 520 Garratt Ln, Earlsfield, helping their pupils to become active citizens. 

It will enable them to take pupils to the library, shops, and work placements; to access several sporting activities including the gym, trampolining and swimming; to take part in social activities beyond the school, and to go on outings and participate in outside learning.

Kieran Bird, Head of Park House School said “We are so grateful to Dennis Wise in the Community for their generous donation of a minibus. With this bus, we will be able to further our pupils’ learning and extend community opportunities. I am certain that all our pupils will benefit from this and they are all very excited to see what adventures lie ahead!” 

Dennis Wise was the former Chelsea football player and manager,  and a former executive director of football at Newcastle United. 

He is also the part of Dennis Wise In The Community which was founded in the year 2000. The community has worked with many charities which included children’s charity, disability and cancer awareness.  

They have donated up to 18 minibusses and many wheelchairs to various charities and one of them was BeyondAutism.

This is a charity dedicated to empowering people with autism to lead fuller lives through positive educational experiences, training for the people who work with them and support their families and carers.