Beach wheelchair scheme secures charity status


A beach wheelchair project in Fleetwood has been given charity status.

The objective of the initiative is to give disabled people greater access to the beach and it is hoped that with the charity status, it can be up and running by the summer.

As reported in Fleetwood Today, Fleetwood Beach Wheelchairs will hire out wheelchairs free of charge from a premises close to the beach.

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The report detailed how the project has been in development for nearly two years and it is now close to being rolled out after it gets some volunteers to help out.

Mick Gray told Fleetwood Today that the group already possesses one specially adapted wheelchair and has had financial support from the Haldane Trust to acquire more.

He explained how the charity is close to negotiating a premises close to the beach and is set to acquire a second wheelchair.

Gray said: “The beaches are for everyone to enjoy, regardless of disability. This is a great chance for the future of Fleetwood.”

Adding: “We are liaising with other well-established groups to pool knowledge and experience, help fund-raising and recruit volunteers to help.”

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