It's been a busy few weeks for Wetwheels and the
summer is not over yet. Here are a few of our highlights so
A remarkable 196 people had trips on Wetwheels during
her 5 day visit to the IOW for Cowes Week. A huge thank you
to Cowes Sailability for all of the help and support in making it
happen again. The feedback has been 100% positive from
everyone who took part. Rumour has it, we are looking at 6
days next year. Skipper Keith may have to go into endurance
training if he is to keep up with the demand. The "thank you"
cake was gratefully received and much enjoyed.
This was our 2nd Muscle Dreams event building on the
success of last year. Over two days, 6 young people with
Duchesne Muscular Dystrophy and their families enjoyed trips on
Wetwheels and meeting other families with children living with the
same disease. Even Hurricane Bertha couldn't spoil the fun although
the strong winds forced us to explore Port Solent instead of Cowes
on this occasion. Funded by the Muscle Help Foundation and
supported by the Spinal Muscular Atrophy support group, the
families were able to take part in this very empowering event.
The evening reception on HMS Warrior was very special indeed.
We are already planning our 2015 event.
Yarmouth IOW Carnival
Wetwheels went to the South Island for 3 magical days
in Yarmouth at the invitation of the Yarmouth Harbour
Commissioners. In that time we ran seven trips and took 65
guests including many elderly folk from West Wight care homes and a
number of young disabled children. Trips to Hurst Castle and
The Needles and a 95 year old guest driving at 30 knots were the
definite highlights. Thank you for making us so welcome
Still to come….
We leave for Dartmouth this Saturday morning for 5
days to run trips during their Regatta Week and then, at the
invitation of the Royal Navy, we will be attending the Bournemouth
Air Festival. You know those films where boats get boarded by
"baddies" then the "goodies" arrive in a helicopter and the SAS
slide down ropes onto the deck shooting all the pirates?
Well, we are going to be that boat. We will also have
our fundraising gazebo on the shore in the RN Village. If you
have not been before, do come along, it is one of the best air
shows in the country and you'll get to see me trying not to injure
our elite SAS troops nor bring down a £20 million Lynx
It is not too late to enter our Golf Day on 4th
September. Sadly we have been let down by a couple of teams
so, if you can swing a club, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP. The venue is
Hamptworth GC in Hampshire.
Sir Ben Ainlie's BAR America's Cup team have
persuaded 5 of their guys to swap sailing for abseiling on Sunday
31st August as they abseil the Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth to
raise money for Wetwheels. They will be joined by another 10
Wetwheels supporters who will each be putting any fear of heights
to one side for a while as they descend the 70 metre tower - on the
outside, suspended only by a rope - thank you to everyone who has
agreed to to the abseil and to everyone who has sponsored them.
To sponsor the guys from BAR, CLICK HERE