Our story

Beach within Reach is a small Thanet (Kent) based charity.

The charity was founded by David Shorter in 2006 and was registered as a charity in 2007.

While on holiday in Great Yarmouth, David saw an All-terrain wheelchair in operation and thought it would be a great piece of equipment to have in Thanet.

He set about fundraising, initially to purchase one chair for use on Ramsgate beach. However, over the first 2 years, local businesses, big & small, the general public and town councils were incredibly supportive and generous. A huge amount of money was raised, enough to purchase wheelchairs for 7 beaches.

Thanks to on-going support and donations by Thanet businesses, organisations, local residents and visitors to the area, we can continue to provide this, free to use service on some of Thanet’s most beautiful beaches.

Working closely with Your Leisure the wheelchairs are available to anybody that may have a mobility impairment and finds accessing the beaches too difficult on foot or in a regular wheelchair.



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