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Great day today at West Bay – big thank you to everyone who helped my 97 year old mum to get on the Beach – also very prompt response from our message Maggie, Gwen and Flik xxx

Maggie Turner

thanks to minnis bay and this amazing chair…it was a long awaited dream to get sam on the sand and in the sea. it had been over 15 years since sam hs been able to do this due to wheelchairs becoming heavier. thank you so much…amazing x

Mandy Flisher

I used your services back in July 2016, the 24th to be specific, for my pre wedding photoshoot.
I know it has been a while since then but I wanted to say a huge thank you again to Debbie for meeting me out there in Botany Bay and helping me and providing me with the chair for the day. It was such a big help, i wouldn’t have been able to do it otherwise with minimal after pain! Really enjoyed the day , thank you xxx

Serena Rathore-Nawaz

I went on the beach at Minnis Bay last week using one of the accessible beach chairs. It was possible thanks to the mobile hoist that was available to use at Minnis Bay which was fantastic! It was great fun to go over the sand with my family and into the water on what was a beautiful calm day. I have nothing but praise for this charity. Without the beach wheelchairs disabled people would not be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches like many able-bodied people take for granted. Keep up the brilliant work!

Alex Thomas Squire

Excellent, enabling access to Thanets beautiful beaches.

Rose English

Fabulous, reserved a chair at Margate, which was waiting for me when I arrived.

Jayne Venables

My 10 year old nephew used one of your beach wheelchairs today at Margate. It was amazing, brilliant to push across the sand and he loved that it floated in the water….. Amazing, thank you

Klayre Goodsell

A superb idea, it’s been years since we have been able to get our son on to the beach. Wish more coastal towns could provide this service.

Reg Horner

Having access to a beach wheelchair made our family day out so much easier, to create great memories. Thanks guys

Jo Humphreys

So glad my husband was able to get onto the sand with the wheelchair provided by Beach Within Reach. We hadn’t booked, but the lifeguard saw us and called the Bay Inspector was very helpful, even coming to collect the wheelchair when he saw us heading for the ramp. You made such a difference to our family day out. Thank you.

Melanie Watson

We can’t thank you enough our friend had a wonderful time at Minnis Bay yesterday. Your chairs gave her the freedom to go where she pleased
We have plans to raise some money for the charity so will set this up asap Terri x

Terri Allen

We used one of these amazing wheelchairs at Margate beach yesterday for my mother-in-law who has severe COPD amongst many other things. Due to her health issues, she hasn’t been on a beach in years but really wanted to go, so this Summer we decided to go but left her wheelchair at home as didn’t think we would manage it over the sand. I was just walking past the Bay Officers beach hut when I saw a sign advertising these wheelchairs. I popped in just to see and met Alex, the bay officer. He was so helpful and got me signed up for one straight away. It made all the difference to our day out and I absolutely recommend you to anyone who has mobility issues. Thank you so much Beach Within Reach!

Esther Hurwood

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