Legacy Youth Zone receives part funding from Mistral for a new minibus

This summer Legacy Youth Zone received great news that Mistral Group were going to provide and part-fund a new 9-seater Mercedes Vito minibus. Mistral Group have been in partnership with OnSide Youth Zones since 2018 and have been supporters of the work we do across the Youth Zone network, including taking young people to and from residential trips; one of the more notable being taking young people from across the country to The Royal Albert Hall for the OnSide Awards in 2019.


Barnabas Shelbourne, CEO of Legacy Youth Zone said, “It’s fantastic to have a new minibus here at Legacy which will be a real support with our outreach programmes, taking young people on residential trips and also useful taking to events to promote everything we do at Legacy.”

We’ve used the bus so far for trips over the summer holiday’s including the Lake District, Scotland, Tully’s Farm for pumpkin picking, and even to a slime factory closer to home.

Myke Catterall, Head of Youth Work at Legacy said “We are so thrilled to have a new minibus at Legacy, and this wouldn’t have been possible without the sponsorship from Mistral. We have already been able to use it to support young people to access amazing residential trips that would have not been possible without it. The team and our young people have some fantastic ideas of how we can reach more young people in Croydon with the use of the minibus, and we are buzzing with excitement about the new opportunities there’ll be.

The minibus was designed, and vinyl wrapped in Legacy’s notorious green and yellow and has been aptly named the ‘Green Machine’. We worked closely with local vehicle signage company CreativeFX, who have done a fantastic job with making our minibus stand out and look really appealing.

Freddie Fuller, Regional Sales Manager at Mistral Group visited Legacy to see the minibus fully kitted out and said “Mistral are proud to sponsor OnSide, and help Legacy who are part of the network, with their new minibus to take the kids around – we’re delighted to continue to support in this way”.

We’d like to say a massive thank you to Mistral for part funding our minibus and from that the opportunities available to Legacy’s young people. If you’re in Croydon and see our minibus then wave, hoot your horns, or better still come down to the youth zone for fun and games.

Legacy Youth Zone provide multiple activities and groups for 8-19 year olds, or up to 25 if you have a disability. We offer membership to everyone for £5 per year, and 50p every time you visit.

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