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Wheel and Walk event, Bexhill
September 16, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
A new fun, friendly and colourful event will be taking place along the Bexhill promenade on Sunday 16th September. It’s for mobility scooter users, wheelchair users, walkers of all ages, shapes and sizes! Everyone’s welcome, regardless of mobility level.
Organised by the Bexhill Lions Club, this non-competitive event will start at the Bexhill Sea Angling Club (TN40 1PJ), travel along the promenade, round the South Cliff toilets and then finish at the De La Warr Pavilion terrace. The route for the Grand Parade of Mobility Scooters will be 3.4 km. Walkers and wheelchair users can choose one of two options on the day: 1.7 km from the Sea Angling Club to the De La Warr Terrace, or 3.4km along the same route as the mobility scooters. There will be a prize for the best dressed scooter. In addition, all participants will receive a finisher’s medal.
The event will be led off by a grand parade of mobility scooters, which should be a really impressive sight. The event is for everyone, walkers, mums and dads with prams but in particular is about encouraging mobility scooter and wheelchair users to take part. The Lions hope that by bringing people together in a safe, sociable and supportive environment, this event can play a small part in helping to combat loneliness and isolation in our community as well as promoting being active.
Participants will not only gain a sense of achievement as they cross the finish line; they will also know that their efforts are supporting a very worthwhile cause – the Bexhill Caring Community. All proceeds from the event will go to this registered charity which cares for people of all ages and abilities in Bexhill. The event has the support of Active Rother who aim to encourage all residents to be more active and improve their overall wellbeing.
To register online go to www.bexhill-lions.org. Application forms are available from Bexhill Caring Community, 25 Sackville Rd TN39 3JD. Entrants are encouraged to get sponsorship and raise money for their own good cause.
Registration will be from 10.30 am outside the Sea Angling Club and the Grand Parade will leave at 11.30 am.
For more information on the event call 07954 327614 or for Bexhill Lions Club visit www.bexhill-lions.org