Cresswell to welcome a hippocampe

3 wheeled hippocampe beach wheelchair with blue frame & black seat. Pictured outside the open doors of a storage unit

Cresswell will become the latest beach in Northumberland to have a beach wheelchair! This beautiful hippocampe was put together yesterday and will be delivered to it’s temporary home at the Boat House tomorrow. It will be available for free hire from Monday 22nd August. Once the ongoing work on building a permanent home is completed, …

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Could you be a volunteer?

five different beach wheelchairs lined up on the promenade

Everything that happens here at BANE happens because of a volunteer. We are currently looking for additional volunteers for Whitley Bay and a pool of new volunteers for Roker (coming soon!). You don’t need to commit to a number of hours, or regular days, you can be part of a group who get involved when…

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Wheelchair line up 2022

After the success of our first event in 2019, we are thrilled to say we will be holding our second North East Wheelchair Line up on Monday 28th August 2022! The event will take place along the promenade at Whitley Bay sea front, starting outside our headquarters which is next to Rendezvous & Links cafe’s.…

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Newton by the Sea…coming 17th July!

Beach walker and low three wheeled beach wheelchair pictured on the grass verge with the beach and sea in the background

Finally we are thrilled to announce that loan of equipment at Newton-by-the-Sea will be live on 17th July! We will have a beach walker and a hippocampe available for free loan for anyone wanting to access the fabulous beach there. The hippocampe was very kindly donated to us and we will share that story soon…

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