Beach Wheelchair: Bayside

Bayside Mayor Joe Awada and the Principal of the St George School, David Lomas, dropped in on the nippers at the Ramsgate Life Saving Club on Sunday morning to officially present the Club with a beach accessible wheel chair.

Beach Wheel Chair

The specially designed wheelchair which was originally donated by the school to council, will now have a permanent home at the Ramsgate Life Saving Club and will be used by seniors and those with a disability.

President of the Ramsgate Life Saving Club, Cr Andrew Tsounis, was on hand to take custody of the chair and said it would be a great addition to the services already provided by the Club.

“It will be well used by people of all ages,” he said.

Mayor Awada thanked the St George School for its very generous donation adding, it will enable those with a disability, an elderly person or someone with an injury or recovering from surgery to enjoy some time on the beach.

“Spending time outdoors, particularly on the beach, is very Australian,” he said.

“Now everyone will have an opportunity to enjoy some time on the sand.”

Deputy Mayor, Councillor James McDonald and Councillor Liz Barlow also joined their colleagues at the Club for the hand over.

“I would also like to thank my colleague, Cr Andrew Tsounis, President of the Ramsgate Life Saving Club for giving the wheelchair a permanent home where it will be accessible to the members and the community,” Mayor Awada said.

The beach wheelchair known as the Sandcruiser can be pushed across soft or hard sand and while it isn’t designed to float, it can be used in shallow water.

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