Beach Wheelchairs Volunteers
Sea the Change has the most amazing team of beach wheelchair volunteers who go above and beyond to ensure that families throughout the Borders and beyond can enjoy a day on the beach.
This page will be updated with training information, away days and dates that we need volunteer help.
Please do keep spreading the word - many hands make light work!
If you know someone who would like to join the team - please ask them to contact email@example.com
We support all our volunteers to undertake regular training sessions, register with the PVG Scheme (Protecting Vulnerable Adults) run by Disclosure Scotland and start off with a Buddy to ensure everyone feels comfortable facilitating our wheelchairs.
Our training covers:
Opening/ Closing storage hut
Safe Use of Equipment
Maintenance/ Cleaning of Equipment
Big news for 2023!
We are delighted to announce that Sea the Change has been awarded funding from the Place Based Investment Fund. This funding will enable us to deliver most of the recommendations identified in our Feasibility Report. In 2023, the following adaptions will be made to improve accessibility at Coldingham Beach:
Camber on the steep path past the lifeguard hut reduced to ensure safely access to toilets;
Path outside café raised to make wheelchair accessible;
Boardwalk extended with zigzag path from disabled parking to reduce need to use steep slipway;
Roll out matting installed to get wheelchairs easily over soft sand;
Storage unit upgraded to ensure equipment easily accessed.
The Place Based Investment Fund is provided by Scottish Government and administered on its behalf by Scottish Borders Council and we can't thank them enough for their support.