Beach wheelchair equals free summer fun

Wednesday, 12 December

Did you know that you can hire an all-terrain beach wheelchair over summer free of charge?

The chair can be used on patrolled beaches or suitable walking tracks and can be folded for transportation in a medium-sized vehicle.

The chair was generously purchased by the Lismore City Lions Club in partnership with the Lions Northern NSW Community Trust and is available for hire free to families.

“Some beach wheelchairs are quite large and cumbersome but this one fits into a family SUV,” Council’s Partnering and Community Engagement Officer Catherine Rosenbaum said.

“Local families are encouraged to hire the beach wheelchair and start enjoying the great outdoors.”

The beach wheelchair can be picked up seven days per week from Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre and bookings should be made at least 48 hours in advance. To book phone 6625 5370.

The Goonellabah Sports & Aquatic Centre is closed on public holidays so please keep this in mind when booking.

In order to hire the beach wheelchair you will need to present photo ID and undertake a quick safety briefing.

Individuals using the chair are required to be accompanied by a support person at all times and it is recommended to only be used in environments where it is safe to do so such as patrolled beaches and access-friendly walking tracks.

More information and conditions of hire can be found at www.lismore.nsw.gov.au or phone Catherine Rosenbaum on 1300 87 83 87 for more information.

 

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