POWERED BY: Dancing For Charity
With Grants from- Awards For All, Newcastle Building Society, Leeds Building Society, R.W. MANN Trust, Hadrian Trust, Community Foundation (Tyne and Wear and Northumberland) and with thanks to The Magic Trust
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Welcome to Beach Access North East.
registered as a charity in England and Wales. No. 1172413


We provide free-loan equipment, to support people with physical disabilities, which allow them to enjoy as much freedom as possible and to be restricted only by their imaginations.


We currently have two wheelchairs with height restrictions (and a floating chair which needs a wet suit to use - talk to us about using this), available at Tynemouth Longsands. And two wheelchairs at Blyth South Beach (one of which does not require transfer to use). We will be covering Whitley Bay in 2018,  based hopefully from a container, details to be confirmed. We also have two longer leg length three wheeler designed chairs, which have weight restrictions of 120kg, not yet designated a location. All our wheelchairs can be made available for use at a single location by prior arrangement. Contact us on 0300 999 4444 if you would like to book or volunteer. Let us know if you'd also like a Mobi-loo. (currently charges will apply as this is an outside organisation)


Thanks to everyone at Dancing for Charity fundraisers, who have given us a cheque for £5500



Check out our Events page for our other fun fundraisers and training days.



Latest News


Some of our trustees along with our Honorary President, Stephen Miller and his wife Rachael as Smile for Sport, are going to attempt to organise a World Record Breaking attempt, to get more than 351 wheelchairs moving in a line. The proposed venue is Whitley Bay promenade, and proposed date is Sunday 7th April 2019. The council, and other relevant bodies, Guinness Book of Records are being contacted now. However we will be having at least one, probably more Mobiloos should this all go ahead. Anyone who's tried a record attempt or breaking a record, is very welcome to get in touch and give us some advice. (beacuse I think we're going to need it!)


Sad to say, North Tyneside's pods will not be coming this year to the Whitley Bay promenade, and so we are hopeful about getting some temporary storage at Whitely Bay soon. Any help greatly appreciated.

However we will have a storage container very shortly at Blyth, which will allow us to get more volunteers down to adminster the wheelchairs and we will also be able to store our new acquistions there too.



And we were interviewed on the Sue Sweeney Show on Sunday 29th May, just after 11:30am catch us on iplayer.


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Did you know the Fish Quays are in the process of getting an access ramp? We are hoping this will also include some storage for a hippocampe beach wheelchair. If you live nearby perhaps you'd like to help?


We have met with Da Vinci Mobility and have purchased two of their Beachster design to be made especially for us, with the logo of two of our funders on them, Dancing For Charity and the Magic Trust. These chairs allow users to self propel on the beach. We have also bought two off the peg beach wheelchairs which recline so you can sun yourself (on that one day of summer).

We have also trialled a device called Freeedom Trax, which we hope to have this year. We may need to purchase wheelchairs for it, making it a chair you'd need to transfer to, as it has very specific requirements for taking your own chair, however it is a powered unit which the user controls so we expect users who don't have someone to push will be able to use it. 



About Us
We're a newly registered charity. B.A.N.E will develop to be a user led charity group, promoting social inclusion, independence and choice for all disabled and older people across the North of England. These are the chairs we already have, and we are looking to expand to encompass beach walkers and road-wheelchair-safe matting on the sands as well as further beach wheelchairs, new locations and a mobile changing place facility.


Could YOU help us?

We are looking for volunteers to be on call to adminster the wheelchairs, you do not transfer people to the beach wheechairs or push them during use, you may need to push the empty chair to meet the user. At the moment you may also need to construct some chairs, full training will be given.

 


Our Mission: To promote inclusion, independence and choice for disabled people in the region.

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Stephen Miller cuts the ribbon at Blyth South Beach
One of two ribbon cutting ceremonies on the launch of BANE on 29/05/17, Alan Campbell did the honours at Tynemouth Longsands.
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Using the Mobiloo - means users can stay on the beach for longer
We need donations to help us buy one of these mobile changing places, and more equipment - Call us to donate, call us to volunteer, call us to book a wheelchair
Contact us: 
Email- info@beachaccessnortheast.org
​telephone -0300 999 4444
Facebook - search for:
Beach Access North East

​Twitter - @access_beach_NE

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Our wheelchairs can be taken into the shallow water
The only restriction is with the roll on/off version if your chair is electrically powered
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The Da Vinci Beachster
Coming to a North East beach this Summer,
courtesy of Dancing For Charity, and The
Magic Trust.