THAMES Valley PHAB Minibus Appeal has been given a £250 boost by a kind-hearted supporter.

The modest donor from High Wycombe, who wishes to remain anonymous, saw the plea for funds in The Star on December 21 and her heart went out to the club.

Thames Valley Physically Handicapped and Able Bodied Club members had their specially equipped van torched by arsonists in September last year and are now trying to raise £14,000 and qualify for a lottery grant.

The generous lady said: "I thought it was so appalling what the vandals had done and I think it is such a good cause. I try to help any charities as much as I can especially local ones."

Appeal co-ordinator Kim Rose explained that they have raised some money but they are a long way off their target.

He said: "We thank all the people and companies who have donated money. The appeal has only been running for three weeks and we have managed to raise nearly £1,000.

"We are starting street collections soon and we are filing for a National Lottery grant. We have a long way to go but everything is moving in the right direction."

To take part in a pub quiz in aid of the appeal at the General Havelock, in Loudwater, on February 3, contact Kim Rose on (01494) 437774, evenings. Anyone wishing to donate money to the 'Thames Valley PHAB Minibus Appeal' can send a cheque made payable to the appeal to Kelly Clayton, Bus Appeal, The Star, Gomm Road, High Wycombe, Bucks HP13 7DW.