Monday, 26 July 2021

Disabled regatta

THE eighth annual Henley Regatta for the Disabled will be held tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am to 4pm.

The event is a fun day for less-abled bodied people of all ages to enjoy land and river-based activities with their carers, families and friends.

It features dragon boat racing and bell boating as well as attractions in the paddock at Phyllis Court Club, off Marlow Road.

Rivertime, a specially adapted boat with wheelchair access, will be running free trips all day.

There will also be adapted bicycles, a wheelchair assault course and a fully-accessible climbing wall as well as face-painting, an animal petting zoo, live music from Sam Brown’s Famous Ukulele Band and workshops in papercraft, jewellery making, knitting and braiding.

Helene Raynsford, who won gold in the women’s single sculls at the 2008 Paralympics, will attend the event.

The bell boats are supplied by Rivertime Accessible Boating at Bisham Abbey.

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