To passers-by, the group of excited children getting out of the Variety Club Sunshine Coach at estate agents Robinson Jackson in Tonbridge High Street looked like any other school day trip.
The pupils from the Phoenix Centre for Autism at Cage Green Primary School were in fact benefiting from an act of generosity that stretches back over the last quarter of a century.
Group operations director Tony Robinson, who welcomed the children with branch partner Spencer Humble, explained: “My father Alan Robinson, our family, and the wider Robinson Jackson Group has supported the Variety Club Sunshine Coach initiative for over 25 years – donating at least one coach to a special needs school during every one of those years. In fact there have been 30.
“To have a coach in the town in which I both work and live is a real highlight. Seeing the Sunshine Coach pull up outside our Tonbridge office was a heart-warming moment.
“The pupils were impeccably behaved, and it was a joy to have them in our office.”