Always wanted to access the beach but haven’t been able to? Well, now is your chance to get by the surf!
On Friday, January 21st Push Mobility will be hosting their Glenelg Beach Accessibility Day.
With support from The City of Holdfast Bay, Accessible Beaches and the Glenelg Surf Lifesaving Club, Push Mobility will be rolling out the Mobi-Mat, Beach Wheelchairs, Beach Walkers and the Mobi-Chair Floating Wheelchair for everyone to come and try!
Amanda Wilson, Mayor of the City of Holdfast Bay says the city is thrilled about the upcoming event.
“We’re very excited to be hosting this Accessible Beaches event at Glenelg. For many people, this will be a rare opportunity to enjoy our beautiful beaches, and we hope this will demonstrate ways in which beaches can be made more accessible for our community.”
With the event less than two weeks away, Push Mobility shared some statistics around Beach accessibility in Australia, to raise awareness of the importance of events such as the Glenelg beach day.
The organisation has seen over 20 accessible beach events since 2016, over 50 accessible beach pathways developed across the country and more than 60 beach wheelchairs provided.
Push Mobility recommends beachgoers bring a friend or family member along to assist with clothing, bathers and transfers as well as any personal items such as hoists, slings, sunscreen and snacks.
The event which kicks off at 9:30 am and is set to be a scorcher, making it a great beach day. Punters are asked to arrive early where possible to make the most of the day.
A sausage sizzle lunch will be provided on the day, with vegetarian options available.
No booking is required to use the matting, however free chair trails must be reserved ahead of time.
Bookings are still available for Glenelg Beach Accessibility Day, click here to secure your spot!