Families Enjoy Beach Day With Charlie House

​Charlie House and Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs have worked together to organise a family day out as part of Charlie House’s family activities programme.

Charlie House and Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs have worked together to organise a family day out as part of Charlie House’s family activities programme.

Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs, which is run by local charity Belhelvie Community Trust, provides a range of all-terrain wheelchairs which a free to hire to people of all ages with disability or mobility issues. The charity also has a range of specialist equipment available including a hoist and a mobile beach pathway.

Fiona Winstanley, Coordinator for Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs, says, “It was wonderful to see such smiley faces getting ready to get on the beach for a photoshoot with their families.

“It makes us happy to see our chairs being used to let families have fun together down on the sand. We hope they will all be keen to come back to see us again.”

Leigh Ryrie, Children & Family Support Manager at Charlie House, says, “A day out at the beach is a family activity that so many of us take for granted, but for many of the families we work with a day spend on the sand is something they would never even consider.

“The incredible wheelchairs and mobile platform available from Balmedie Beach Wheelchairs meant families could go out together without worrying about wheelchairs getting stuck, or where they were going to carry all their vital medical equipment.

“Some of our staff were able to accompany the families and get photographs of them enjoying what was for many of them their first day at the beach together. These images will provide a lasting memory of the wonderful day had by all.”

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