Buckinghamshire and Milton Keynes charity Action4Youth, is set to become the first in the region to offer transformational experiences to children with limited mobility when it launches its new Wheelyboat in March.
The specially adapted power boat, which is wheelchair accessible and suitable for those with high dependency needs, will provide an equal opportunity for all young people to enjoy the fun and excitement of water sports activities on Caldecotte Lake.
A launch event, which will be attended by children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), local VIPs and the winning primary school class in the charity’s ‘boat naming’ competition, will be held at Action4Youth’s Caldecotte Xperience on 15 March 2018.
The charity hopes that the boat will help increase their opportunities to deliver their vision is to give all young people the opportunity to discover what more they can achieve.
Iain Stewart MP for Milton Keynes South, explains: “I am extremely proud to support the launch of the new wheelyboat, which will be a fantastic step forward in the facilities that we offer to disabled young people in the region. Action4Youth is an innovative charity that looks beyond all barriers to provide the best possible prospects to children, giving them the confidence and motivation to push themselves to achieve.”
To celebrate the arrival of the new boat, Action4Youth has been running a Boaty McBoatface style competition in primary schools. The winning name will be printed on the Wheelyboat and unveiled at the launch event.
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