Successful Launch of Emily Bay Accessibility Program

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A lovely morning on Saturday 15 December at Emily Bay saw the launch of the long awaited Emily Bay Accessibility Program. This event was the culmination of many months of work by many people. The great images below show some of the great moments captured at the launch and also the previous day when Joel from the equipment suppliers, Push Mobility, provided training on the use of the equipment.

Thanks to everyone involved, including the wonderful volunteers, Lou and Suzanne for providing the CPR and Bronze medallion training, the photographers for the great images, NIHRACS staff for getting the equipment to Norfolk and coordination of the days (particular thanks to Toni and Tom Kelly and Lew Quintal),  Jodie Williams for her great design of the program logo, Toni from Photopress for the T-shirts and caps, Christian- Bailey Agencies for transporting the equipment, Carli Christian for the excellent catering, NIHRACS Manager Kath Boman, Administrator Eric Hutchinson and Mayor Robin Adams for providing the official opening addresses and a special thank you to David McCowan for agreeing to be the first program participant.

Moving forward, if you or someone you know would like to be involved we would love to hear from you. The equipment can help anyone with mobility issues, not just people in wheelchairs, access the water. Our trained volunteers will be there to assist participants both transferring from their vehicles to the water and also in the water. Please contact Karen Innes-Walker, Health and Wellbeing Coordinator on phone: 22687 or email 

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