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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First hippocampe available in Beadnell

the new beadnell hippocampe outside ka adventure sports

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…

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Exciting news from South Shields Surf School

a surf board with adaptive seating provided by 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…

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Thank you to the Coastal Custodian Community

two men receiving the collection from the coastal custodian community holding a beach access north east banner between them

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…

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BANE awarded North East Small Charity of the Year

four women dressed in evening wear receiving the award for 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…

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Whitley Bay Town Cup 2019

five members of beach access north east receiving the whitley bay town cup

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.

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