New beach wheelchair to be unveiled this Friday

first_imgDonegal County Council will unveil a new beach wheelchair for use at Downings beach this Friday.This wheelchair has been kindly sponsored by Strabane based company Meritcom.This is the second such wheelchair installed in the county after the first was unveiled at Rathmullan beach last year. Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey has thanked Meritcom for kindly sponsoring this new wheelchair which will allow people with a disability the opportunity to enjoy the splendour of Downings beach.“We are blessed in Donegal to have beautiful beaches and they are places where we can spend quality time with our friends and family. It is not always so easy for people with a disability to visit a beach.“This wheelchair will be a great facility to have at any beach and I am sure it will make a great difference to those who need to use it. I would like to sincerely thank Meritcom for their generosity in sponsoring this beach wheelchair”.Martin Donnelly CEO with Meritcom is delighted to be sponsoring this beach wheelchair. He said “Meritcom are proud to be involved in the sponsorship of this fantastic resource for Downing’s beach. Our employees are regular users of the beach and we look forward to seeing the wheelchair being used so that everyone can enjoy this beautiful location.”The launch of this new beach wheelchair is part of the Councils initiative to improve beach access for visitors of all abilities. Thirteen beaches along our coast are now fully wheelchair accessible and work is continuing on more beaches.This beach wheelchair will be available for use by appointment and will be stored locally by Jaws Water-sports/Sheephaven Coffee Company in Downings. You can book this wheelchair by contacting Jamie Bassett on (087) 1808 140.The official unveiling will take place on Friday 26 May at 7.30pm at Downings beach car park.New beach wheelchair to be unveiled this Friday was last modified: May 24th, 2017 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:beachdonegalDowningswheelchairlast_img read more