Leo’s Beach Wheels Challenge

Leo’s Beach Wheels Challenge

January 31, 2017 | Uncategorized | 5 Comments

 

Lately I often find myself overwhelmed by the all the bad things going on in the world, and even though I’m looking for ways to help, nothing feels like enough. So when I saw my friend Leonie’s initiative, my heart totally melted. Especially that it instantly made me think of our character from Special Needs, Ryan who runs a hotel by the beach, but can’t go onto the sand because of his wheelchair. Of course he’s just a book character, but Leo’s cause resonated with me. You can read much more about it all on her Just Giving page.

In her own words:

Hafan Y Waun is home to up to ninety older adults, many of whom live with dementia. Getting out and about is vital for our residents’ wellbeing; we live in a beautiful part of Wales, with award-winning beaches and stunning countryside close by. 

Unfortunately, accessing these places with a regular wheelchair can be difficult, if not impossible, as sand, pebbles and country paths are hard to navigate safely.
When I discovered all-terrain and beach wheelchairs, I realised there was a solution to the problem. (…)

I love spending time with our residents – many of them come from a rural background so being outdoors is something they value – and I know that increasing their opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors will have a positive impact on their lives, which is a great source of inspiration to me.

Leo will be doing physical challenges to raise the money for the wheelchair, and you can check those out on Facebook – Leo’s Beach Wheels.
Us on the other hand, we will donate all royalties from Special Needs (that includes “Special Needs” Book 1, 2, and Complete Story edition) in February 2017 to the cause. This is not to say “BUY OUR BOOK!”, but that if you were considering reading it, February might be the best time to get it :). Other than that, we encourage you to donate a few bucks to Leo’s cause (even better!).


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    Lorraine Lesar

    January 31, 2017

    From the 1st February? Or what in February?

    • Reply

      Kat Merikan

      January 31, 2017

      Yes, 1st of February 🙂 (Though we might include Jan 31st to cover all time zones)

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        Lorraine Lesar

        February 1, 2017

        Great, nice way to start the month off. xx

        • Reply

          Kat Merikan

          February 1, 2017

          Yay! 🙂

          • Lorraine Lesar

            February 2, 2017

            ❤️❤️❤️

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