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Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group is crowdfunding

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£6,907
raised of £15,000 target by 189 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to fund beach wheelchairs for Nairn

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Nairn is famous for its amazing beaches, everyone loves long walks, splashing in the waves, building sand castles and looking for sea gems.

Unfortunately though, this is not the case for people who use wheelchairs, and it’s not uncommon in Nairn to see locals and visitors alike parked in their wheelchair on the grassy edge of the beach, watching their family and friends. Sadly, there is currently no way to access the beach by wheelchair.

However, with your help we can change that. There are specialist beach accessible wheelchairs with big inflatable tires so you can go right into the sea. Over 46% of people with disabilities have mobility challenges, so it’s not surprising that beach wheelchair projects have been popping up all over Scotland over the last few years. Dornoch beach wheelchair project, for example, has been a huge success with over 160 beach wheelchair outings last summer. We had great fun trying their wherlchairs out (see photos below).

Nairn can be the same! Let’s work together to raise the funds needed to support this fantastic project.

Our aim is to provide two wheelchairs (to start with), one for adults and one for children so that the beach becomes accessible to all; as well as a hoist and a shed to transfer into the beach wheelchair in privacy.

At the core of this is inclusivity, fun and wellbeing. We aim to support accessibility for individuals who, due to mobility issues, may not be able to enjoy the exhilaration of being on the beach with the wind blowing in your face and the waves tumbling over the sand. We have such a great resource in Nairn in our beaches and it is so important that this can be shared with people of all abilities.

Your generosity and support will make this happen, thank you.

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  • Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group 8 months ago
    Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

    Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

    8 months ago

    So fantastic to get to £5,000 on here. It’s just part of what’s been raised as we’ve had lots of people doing events, and there is so much energy out there for this project. Thank you wonderful supporters. We’re very much on track for summer wheelchair fun!

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  • Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group 10 months ago
    Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

    Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

    10 months ago

    For those who are trying to contact us, our email is nairnbeachwheelchairs@gmail.com Thank you

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  • Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group 10 months ago
    Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

    Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group

    10 months ago

    I can’t believe the incredible support and generosity we’ve had for this project; I have heard so many touching and beautiful stories along the way too. We’re now at £4300 which is wonderful and we have some really fun fund-raising events in the pipeline. We also have a wee team doing grant applications. We are also do lots of work behind the scenes to ensure this project is sustainable and has good access to extra facilities needed. So look out for the next update and once again, from the bottom of our hearts, a huge cheer and thank you.

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1 year ago

Nairn Beach Wheelchairs Group started crowdfunding

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Page last updated on: 6/2/2024 21.16

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189

  • Findhorn Street Children

    Findhorn Street Children

    Jun 2, 2024

    The kids set up a stall doing make up and making braclets and wanted to donate half to this fund and half to cash for kids.

    £9.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    May 8, 2024

    £5.00

  • Margaret Milns

    Margaret Milns

    Jan 13, 2024

    this is what ai would have spend on Christmas cards, stamps and the chocolates i would give to the post person etc.

    £40.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jan 12, 2024

    £20.00

  • Ewan and Fiona Macleod

    Ewan and Fiona Macleod

    Jan 5, 2024

    Some money raised from the sales of some of our wonky wee Croft no. 7 houses. Good luck with the fundraising. Best wishes, Ewie and Fi 🦼🌊

    £20.00

  • Kenny McKenzie

    Kenny McKenzie

    Dec 21, 2023

    £10.00

  • Kyle Davidson

    Kyle Davidson

    Dec 21, 2023

    £10.00

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