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Beach Wheelchairs for Cornwall - launch event Monday 21 March 2016 Polzeath beach!

We are delighted to announce that we have reached an agreement with Cornwall Council to work in partnership with Disability Cornwall to operate and support the fleet of beach wheelchairs at major beaches in Cornwall.

In support of this an online and printable map has been developed showing the public where these chairs can be found. Wavehunters of Polzeath will be taking delivery of two sand chairs kindly funded by The Quinnian Trust for use on the beach at Polzeath. A launch event will be held at 11am on Monday 21st March at Polzeath beach. Rev Dr Elizabeth Wild has kindly consented to attend the event and will deliver a short prayer and a blessing for this charitable activity.

The sand chairs, which are manufactured in Florida, enable people with a disability or a mobility challenge to access the beach in comfort, without having to use a conventional wheelchair. The advantage of this is that conventional wheelchairs are not good on sand, and the beach environment (sand, grit and stress) can cause serious damage.

Seven of the chairs have been funded over the years by the Quinnian Trust, a brand new one for public use at Mawgan Porth has been funded by SMEGA, and the map was sponsored by the Falcon Inn at St Mawgan.