HRH The Earl of Wessex visits GASP Motor Project

Monday, 06 February 2017

On 23rd February 2017, HRH The Earl of Wessex visited GASP Motor Project Workshop in Albury, near Guildford. Among the invited guests from organisations and individuals who have played a key role in the development of GASP was Dunsfold Park Chief Executive and GASP Patron, Jim McAllister. 

The Earl was shown the different accredited programmes providing basic motor engineering skills delivered by GASP. He also saw the charity’s mobile vehicle that takes sessions out to young people throughout Surrey before unveiling a plaque to mark his visit.

GASP works with young people who respond well to vocational learning outside the classroom; with some of the hardest to reach young people in society; and with those who have special educational needs, usually aged between 14 and 19.

Using motor mechanics as a key motivator, the charity provides customised programmes of activity, which give youngsters opportunities to re-engage with education and learning and to move on into training and employment.

Jim McAllister, Chief Executive, Dunsfold Park comments: "We are proud to be able to support GASP by providing a safe space at Dunsfold Park for the charity to test and teach their students how to drive the go karts they are working on. The work GASP does in supporting these students and preparing them in a practical way for the world of work is invaluable and I was delighted to be part of the visit from HRH The Earl of Wessex to help showcase what they do."