Peak Park 'All-Terrain' Wheelchair launched
The Peak National Park headquarters in Bakewell was the venue today for the launch of their newly-purchased 'all-terrain' BOMA 7 wheelchair.
Peak Park Head, Sarah Fowler, launched a fundraising appeal in the summer to raise the £8000 needed for this amazing vehicle. Sarah took part in the Eroica Britannia cycle race get the appeal underway and thanks to donations from a number of generous individuals and supporting organisations including Accessible Derbyshire enough money was collected in just a few weeks to purchase this fabulous piece of kit!
The BOMA 7 is the 'off-roader' of the wheelchair world and looks more like a funky go-kart than a wheelchair. With four-wheel drive, easy controls, silent battery operation and comfortable seat, the BOMA 7 enables wheelchair-users or those simply a little less steady on their feet, to enjoy a 'ramble' in the great outdoors with family and friends.
The BOMA 7 will be sited at Parsley Hay from the beginning of next season (Easter time) and will be available for daily hire.
We would like to give special thanks to Araam Tehrani, Langsett Cycles and Ashgate Croft School who all contributed money for the BOMA 7 through Accessible Derbyshire's donation to Sarah's appeal.
Gillian and Jane.