Beach for all

21 October 2015

Our beaches are beautiful and I can't imagine not being able to walk across the sand to dip my toes in the water, have a paddle or swim. Yet too many people in our community can't reach the water's edge due to their physical health holding them back. Beaches aren't the friendliest places for wheelchairs and crossing sand can also be difficult for people using walking sticks and frames.

Our beaches are beautiful and I can't imagine not being able to walk across the sand to dip my toes in the water, have a paddle or swim. Yet too many people in our community can't reach the water's edge due to their physical health holding them back. Beaches aren't the friendliest places for wheelchairs and crossing sand can also be difficult for people using walking sticks and frames.

That's why I'm partnering with the Adelaide community, ​Surf Life Saving SA and ​Seacliff Surf Life Saving Club, to trial a beach access mat at Seacliff beach. In the first instance we hope that this mat can be rolled out during surf life saving patrols to direct users towards the safest parts of the beach.

Our vision is that this mat will be trialed over the summer months, with Seacliff the first site, but we hope that these will soon be the norm at beaches patrolled by surf life savers.

Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference and I’m determined to push this idea forward.

To make this idea a reality, we need to raise $10,000. Visit our MyCause website to donate today and make sure you spread the word!

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