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£1,271raised of £3,360 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,271 to Help fund a new HIPPOCAMPE wheelchair to give disabled children access to Balmedie Beach.

    Balmedie, Aberdeen, UK
    Funded on Wednesday, 1st August 2018

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    This project is a development of The Sand Bothy in Balmedie Country Park run by Belhelvie Community Trust. Working with PAMIS (Promoting A More Inclusive Society) and Aberdeenshire Council, we plan to make our beach more accessible

    If you are able bodied it's easy to take a walk on the beach for granted. If you are disabled and dependent on a wheelchair to get about this can be impossible for you and your family.

    We have a beautiful beach at Balmedie with miles of golden sands that you can access by the walkways and a disabled access path but with the help of these chairs we would like to give disabled children the means to reach the shoreline with their families that would otherwise be impossible to do.

    Based at The Bunker, our aim is to lend out the wheelchairs on a sessional basis. To do this we need to buy all terrain wheelchairs and a hoist.

    These chairs are designed with special balloon wheels to make moving over soft sand easier. They have a robust and corrosion resistant frame that will withstand the sea salt and sand.

    A HIPPOCAMPE WHEELCHAIR and accessories COSTS AROUND £3200 each.

    Can you please help us to raise the money?

    with thanks to Lee Fowlie and Delichon for the images x



    • Fiona Winstanley9 months ago
      Fiona Winstanley

      Fiona Winstanley

      9 months ago

      Thanks to some incredible donations and help, things are moving along really fast! Every day is a step closer to us being ready. A Facebook page will go live soon and we will be ready to take bookings in August. Every tiny bit helps! Thank you to everyone involved in any way! Please share.

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    • Fiona Winstanley10 months ago
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      10 months ago
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    • Fiona Winstanley10 months ago
      Fiona Winstanley

      Fiona Winstanley

      10 months ago

      Hello everyone, things are going really well. Thank you for all the wonderful support we have been receiving, looking forward to great things this summer. Please continue to help and share. Keep an eye out for some exciting news in the near future!

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    Page last updated on: 7/23/2018 21.17



    • margaret ormston

      margaret ormston

      Jul 23, 2018


    • Alan Stevenson

      Alan Stevenson

      Jul 5, 2018

      On behalf of Matt Swift, Philippines.


    • Carol Menlove

      Carol Menlove

      Jul 4, 2018

      I love our beautiful beach and want to help make it accessible for everyone to enjoy. Good luck with your fundraising Fiona!

    • Joan Patterson

      Joan Patterson

      Jun 29, 2018

      I hope you reach your target soon!


    • Chris STEWART

      Chris STEWART

      Jun 23, 2018

      Great idea - good luck




      Jun 19, 2018

      A great cause. Good luck with reaching your target. Everyone should be able to access the beauty of Balmedie Beach.


    • Anonymous


      Jun 16, 2018


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    Fiona Winstanley

    Fiona Winstanley

    Balmedie, Aberdeen, UK

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