Some of our Futures residents were given the opportunity to go on power boat trips with Wetwheels in Eastbourne over a three-day period in August.
Wetwheels offers fully accessible, stimulating powerboat trips for those with disabilities. It is open to the public, with each boat taking 3 wheelchairs and up to 7 non wheelchair users.
The trips offered a new sensory experience for the young people with the wind in their hair, water splashing on their faces and the movement of the boat. They went all the way to Beachy Head and on one of the trips, the group managed to see some seals!
All of the young adults were smiling and very excited to be a part of the experience. Some were even given the Captain’s hat and were put in charge of driving the boat.
We’d like to say a big thank you to Matthew Daniel, a past student at Chailey Heritage School, who donated this fantastic opportunity for the young people at Chailey Heritage foundation to enjoy. More tickets will be donated again over the next two years.
We’d also like to thank Wetwheels for accommodating us – it was a great experience for both the young adults and staff!