A YOUTH charity which offers support and access to education for people in rural areas has purchased a new minibus.

The Somerset Rural Youth Project was able to splash out on the bus thanks to fundraising efforts of its supporters.

Chief executive Heather Black said: “The vehicles we need to deliver our projects are a key part of our service.

“We are delighted to have a brand new bus. Some of the old fleet is looking a bit tired and over the coming months we are hoping to renew several other vehicles used daily by our team.”