Thu 24 May 18
The St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs project has been supported in their fundraising efforts by an additional £250 raised by Bonkers Original Gifts located in Market Street, St Andrews. Staff in the shop wanted to do something to help the Beach Wheelchairs project and came up with the idea of a competition to name a huge soft toy bunny donated by Jellycat.
There were many very imaginative entries for the competition, but the winner was local St Andrews girl, Sophie Clarke, who came up with the name “Barnabus McBounce-a-Lot”.
Owner of Bonkers, Lindsey Adam said “We have been really pleased with the response to our competition. A lot of people said they know someone locally who could use the Beach Wheelchairs service and they would love to help them get onto and enjoy the beach this summer”.
Debbie MacCallum of The Hamish Foundation said: “The support from local St Andrews businesses and organisations has been amazing. The ideas for fundraising projects have been so creative and it is fantastic to see local residents supporting the businesses supporting the Beach Wheelchairs initiative. St Andrews most definitely has passion to ensure that we have the chairs on the beach for summer 2018 and beyond”.
The Beach Wheelchairs project is a joint initiative between The Hamish Foundation and Tourism St Andrews (the Local Tourism Association) and will provide specialist wheelchairs for loan to the public on the West Sands, thus enabling the elderly and less mobile individuals enjoy the St Andrews beaches along with their friends, family and carers. The official launch of the St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs will be on the West Sands on Sunday 3rd June at the annual Chariots of Fire Beach Race. For more information visit www.tourismstandrews.co.uk/beach-wheelchairs-st-andrews