From the Bay Post
The Batemans Bay Soldiers Club has donated more than $9000 from ClubGrants Category 1, to The Bay Push to provide two water wheelchairs at Corrigan’s Reserve Playground. This is on top of the Club’s support for $300000 of funding provided through ClubGrants NSW Category 3 and announced by Andrew Constance, Batemans Bay Soldiers Club President Mr John McCaskill and Clubs NSW Representative and Batemans Bay Soldiers Club CEO Paul Biddlestone late last year for the all-inclusive playground at Corrigan’s reserve.
The water wheelchairs will complement the Liberty Swing for children in wheelchairs that has recently been installed in Corrigan’s Playground.
The wheelchairs, one adult size and one for children are designed to traverse the sand to the beach and then with the assistance of a carer, to float in the calm waters at Corrigan’s.
Beach matting has also been provided for in the grant to make it easier for any type of wheelchair to access the beach.
Bob Carver of Clyde View Caravan Park has offered to house and manage the water wheelchair borrowings and to install the beach matting at the rear of the caravan park for easy access to the beach.
Mr Stuart from The Bay Push thanked the Soldiers Club for their continued financial support to assist projects in the local community”
Charles Stuart from The Bay Push is pictured thanking Batemans Bay Soldiers Club President Mr John McCaskill