Please help us get our motorised beach wheelchair back in action. Up until now it has only required general maintenance, and some of the larger repairs have been paid for personally by us, but now it needs new motors and brakes and there is not enough money in the charity bank account to pay for them; the £3 per hour we charge for hire only goes so far.
The chair makes such a difference to so many people's lives. Not only does it enable people of all ages, with a wide range of mobility issues to access the beach, it also means their familes can once again enjoy the freedom a day on the the beach brings. Although there are now push along wheelchairs on some beaches, the motorised chair allows the user to be completely self-sufficient and cover miles of sand with ease.
All funds raised for the charity, go straight to the charity: http://www.beachwheelchairscornwall.com/. We make no income from running it and we do not even charge for our time taking booking, meeting and greeting the people who hire it, or maintenance.
It is so disheartnening having to tell people that the chair is out of action, and for many that renders them unable to go on the beach at all anymore.
Please help us get it moving again!