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Weymouth Rotary Club donate £1,000 towards beach wheelchair

Weymouth Rotary Club have donated £1,000 to Weymouth Town Council to go towards purchasing a new beach wheelchair for Weymouth’s award winning beach.   

The wheelchair would provide those with restricted mobility the opportunity to be able to go down to the water’s edge using the access matts that are laid down the beach. 

Weymouth Town Council already has two beach wheelchairs which are made available to the public to use for free and this donation will help towards the cost of buying a new chair once the rest of the funding is secured.   

Club member David Langridge says, “Weymouth Rotary President David Langridge says, “I am delighted that the Weymouth Rotary in its 100th year have been able to donate £1,000 which will help towards a new beach wheelchair.  

This will provide those with restricted mobility access the opportunity to go down to the beach front. It is great to be able to support such a worthwhile initiative such as this as we have done for the past 100 years in Weymouth”   

Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Ann Weaving, added: “My sincere thanks go to Weymouth Rotary Club for their generous donation, it really means a lot. Weymouth Town Council recently received another donation of £1,000 from Weymouth and Portland Lions Club, which means we are a step closer to securing a third beach wheelchair for people to use when they visit enjoy Weymouth beach.” 

If any other local communities or clubs would like to donate towards the cost of a beach wheelchair, or if you have any questions regarding the wheelchairs, please email resort@weymouthtowncouncil.gov.uk  


Notes to Editors 

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Left to right: 

Rotarian Club member, David Langridge 

Mayor of Weymouth, Cllr Ann Weaving 

Rotarian Club member, Sasha Knott-Fancy 

Senior Resort Officer, Charlotte Lidgley-Ryan