A Wheelyboat will really help The Wallingford Accessible Boat Club (WABC) members. Can you help them reach their £65,000 target?
The Wallingford Accessible Boat Club (WABC) mission is to make “messing about on the river” enjoyable for everyone. It is a voluntary, community organisation where able-bodied and disabled folk are encouraged to participate independently in river-borne experiences, such as picnicking, fishing and boating on the Wallingford stretch of The Thames.
A wheelchair-accessible powerboat, the Coulam Wheelyboat V20, will make access a reality for all members of the WABC. It is a boat that has a drop-down bow facility that allows wheelchair users the ability to simply roll on to the flat bottom of the boat. ”
To get a Wheelyboat, the WABC need £65,000. Three major donors have come forward to give this community project a great start to its drive, but they are hoping the public can help them reach their final target.
Andrew Risk, WABC, head of marketing and communications, says: “We have been extremely fortunate in attracting three significant early donations which have given us a real head start to our fundraising appeal. We are very grateful to the donors for their help at this time –‘early money’ makes such a difference. Now the hard work is to keep the momentum going. I appeal to individuals, grant-making organisations and local companies to please help us. Any financial assistance, small or large, will be much appreciated, as it will improve the quality of life for many local, disabled people.”