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Michael Gray

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Weʼre raising £2,000 to support Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs (Charity 1187870) to purchase a specially designed equipment for use on our beach.

Fleetwood, Lancashire

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From my home on the Promenade I have seen for myself, the real issue of families being separated by not being able to access the beach when one member of the group is in a wheelchair.

The beach is a place where people can shed some responsibility and revert to that care-free, childlike state of being; forget their troubles, disconnect from the stresses and strains of everyday life and focus on nothing but having a relaxing time with the people around them. They can immerse themselves in the fresh air, and the sounds of the sea, surrounded by the people they love and the breath-taking scenery. People should not be denied this just because they have physical limitations.

Supported by other members of the community, we have found a solution to this problem. Inspired by similar groups in North Berwick nr Edinburgh and Whitley Bay, Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs is now a registered charity (1187870) run entirely by a Board of volunteer Trustees, all dedicated to providing access to the beach at Fleetwood to individuals with physical limitation or infirmity.

We will supply and operate all-terrain wheelchairs for access to the Fleetwood beach, initially close to Marine Hall, and in time to other locations. Funding has been secured for initial set-up costs including our first chairs and with the support of Wyre Council we have our own premises on the Promenade.

OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE: We are now OPEN! Our service launched a few weeks ago and the response has been amazing. Families have been able to enjoy time together on the beach for the first time in years, for some the first time ever.

See https://www.fleetwoodbeachwheelchairs.co.uk/feedback and https://www.fleetwoodbeachwheelchairs.co.uk/gallery for some of the feedback and images.

It's a great start but we still need your help. We know these are extraordinary times with many challenges but we have to look to the future with hope and positivity. Your donation will make a huge difference to our project and in turn to the lives of those using the service as they and their families create memories to treasure.

Thank you, Michael.

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    Michael Gray

    6 months ago

    Thank you to everyone who has made a donation towards bringing beach wheelchairs to Fleetwood. We have made a great start to our fundraising towards the cost of a hoist and the support so far has been a great boost for all the Trustees. We look forward to updating you over the weeks and months ahead as we look to launch the service this Summer. If you would like to sign up to receive regular newsletters from us please see the page on our website at https://www.fleetwoodbeachwheelchairs.co.uk/contact All the best, take care. 13th June 2020

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49

  • Roger & Ann Heath

    Roger & Ann Heath

    Nov 3, 2020

    £10.00

  • Charlotte Johnson

    Charlotte Johnson

    Oct 31, 2020

    Shared

  • Tracey Williams

    Tracey Williams

    Oct 18, 2020

    Hired a beach wheelchair a couple of weeks ago. First time on a beach for 22 years! Magical. Thank you so much.

    £20.00

  • Cez

    Cez

    Sep 20, 2020

    Came today with our daughter amy rose and used the hippocamp. Wish we were rich so we could donate loads. Donated a little at the time but didn’t have much cash on us. Thank you so much

    £10.00

  • Lyndsey Robinson

    Lyndsey Robinson

    Sep 20, 2020

    Wonderful project, best of luck with the fundraising, great to see the first wheelchair in action and that hoist funds have been secured 🏖🦽

    £10.00

  • David Oates

    David Oates

    Sep 18, 2020

    Keep up the good work!

  • Jackie mc

    Jackie mc

    Sep 13, 2020

    I've worked with a lot of disabled people over my 21 years in care this will mean being able to access the beach life changing for most well done you.

    £5.00

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