New charity launched to provide equipment for beach access

Mobimat offers beach access solutions internationally

A new charity in the North East will purchase mobility equipment to help improve beach access for people in Tynemouth.

Beach Access North East will take order of beach wheelchairs, mobi mat and other equipment is sees fit to provide better access for disabled people in the area.

Custom-made wheelchairs will offer better access and mobi mat will allow wheelchair users access in their own wheelchairs.

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Paralympian Stephen Miller was recently appointed honorary president for the charity and tried the chairs for the first time last year.

He told News Guardian: “Being able to get onto the beach is something which can be really difficult for disabled people, especially those in wheelchairs.

“Having the opportunity to try the beach wheelchairs last year was great fun and I am now so excited to be able to work with Beach Access North East to bring this chance to more people.”

Meanwhile, Caroline Corfield, trustee for Beach Access North East, told the newspaper: “We’re really pleased to have Stephen onboard, he has a very high profile in the North East and is such an inspiration, especially to young people.”

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