Following two years of fundraising our new garden for disabled children and their families is now open!
With help from the community, businesses and grants, we have been able to transform our once run down and shabby garden to a completely inclusive environment.
The Grand opening was on Thursday 30th March and officially opened by the charity’s Patrons British Paralympian and wheelchair racer John Boy Smith and Actor and Television Presenter David Ribi. The day was a real celebration with trustees, children and donors attending.
From sponsored walks, half marathons, corporate ‘buy a brick’ scheme and fundraising events, the whole local community have come together and helped to raise an amazing £200,000 for this huge capital appeal.
Beams currently supports over 450 disabled children and their families at any one time and they will all have access to the charity’s new garden as a safe place to enjoy.
The garden is now in use daily by the children that stay overnight in respite care and afterschool and holiday clubs plus special needs schools and general visitors.
This area will make a huge difference to so many children that are sadly unable to enjoy a public park or attraction due to their disability or special needs.