Hexatable based charity ‘We are Beams’ are happy that they have managed to raise funds for a new accessible vehicle.
The new van will be used on a daily basis to transport children with complex health needs and will also enable the charity to take children on outings and trips.
Beams are delighted to have been able to purchase a brand new Ford Independence Vehicle thanks to a number of kind beneficiaries.
The new vehicle can carry two wheelchair passengers and has a number of accessibility features including a lowered ramp allowing ease of wheelchair entry and exit, a large interior for much needed head room plus the addition of an electric winch to assist the carer.
The purchase of this vehicle would not have been possible without the generous grants from The Basil Samuel Charitable Trust, Bernard Sunley Foundation, Clothworkers’ Foundation, Ford Britain Trust, KCC Community Transport.
The car will be used on a daily basis to transport children with complex health needs such as Down Syndrome and Cerebral Palsy from specialist schools to Beams 6 bedded respite centre and will also enable the charity to take children on outings and trips to the zoo, cinema, farm and beach.
The purchase of this vehicle would not have been possible without generous grants
Katrina Adams, Head of Charity at We Are Beams said “Having this new vehicle will not only help us continue our services transporting children to and from school but will also allow us to provide holiday play schemes and day trips for children who would not always be able to have these opportunities. Being able to go on a trip to the farm or beach will not only improve mental health and wellbeing but will give the children a chance to meet new friends and feel more included”.
Beams was established as a charity in 1996 by a group of parents who believed that they could deliver better support for their disabled child by working together than they were currently getting through the local authority.
The charity has grown due to demand and now offers 4 key services to at least 450 parents and children at any one time. They aim to be a leader in Kent transforming the lives of disabled children and young people.
We are Beams are always looking for charitable donations and their website can be found here.