Posts by Jackie Latham
Can I get a new location added?
We are often asked if we can set up at a new beach. There are lots of factors to take into account when we look at new sites. This includes having local support to champion and fundraise; suitable storage facilities; relevant approvals in place. You can find out more about what’s involved here.Read More
First hippocampe available in Beadnell
We are excited to announce that the first chair to be based at Beadnell beach will be available to use from Good Friday. Massive thanks to Coastal Custodian Community for fundraising, Northumberland County Council for providing storage and the fabulous KA Adventure Sports to administering the loan process. It’s always the power of people working…Read More
Exciting news from South Shields Surf School
We consider ourselves lucky to work alongside the surf school who have always supported us. Last year our chairs were used to get people to the water’s edge for adaptive surf sessions and it looks like this year is going to get even more exciting! They are finalising a new board which will support more…Read More
Thank you to the Coastal Custodian Community
We were absolutely thrilled to receive a donation of £2000 raised by the Coastal Custodian Community. This money was raised specifically to be used towards the purchase of our first wheelchair to be available at Beadnell Beach. We want to say a massive thank you to everyone involved in the fundraising efforts and in the…Read More
BANE awarded North East Small Charity of the Year
For the last 6 years the North East Charity Awards have been celebrating and recognising the work of our North East charities and social enterprises, together with the businesses and individuals that support them. It was an honour just to be nominated alongside some great charities so we were absolutely delighted and humbled when we…Read More
Wheelchair line up 2022
Whitley Bay Town Cup 2019
THE WHITLEY BAY TOWN CUP is awarded annually to any organisation that has taken part in or brought about an outstanding event in the town. BEACH ACCESS NORTH EAST was presented with the cup for the year 2019 at the Council Chamber. Stephen Miller and Andy Divers accepted the trophy on behalf of BANE.Read More
Who can use one of the Beach Wheelchairs?
Anyone who, for whatever reason, has difficulty walking on the beach. This could be a permanent or temporary disability. The beach wheelchairs need someone to push them.Read More
Where are the Beach Wheelchairs located?
Please check out our Locations pages to see where we currently have equipment located. It may be possible to borrow equipment in other areas – please contact us with your requirements and we will try to accommodate your request.Read More
How much does it cost?
This is a FREE service. We want beaches to be accessible so do not make a charge for loan of the beach wheelchairs. The schemes are run by volunteers who give freely of their time and skills. However, DONATIONS are very welcome as we hope to improve and extend our services. You can donate by:…Read More