This highly-personalised programme enabled five lucky young people and their families from across the UK to enjoy the exhilarating experience that is WetWheels!
The thrill of day one was captured on film, including their once in a lifetime opportunity to steer the boat – take a look their faces say it all!
This wheelchair accessible catamaran powerboat moored in the beautiful Gunwharf Quays Marina beneath the spectacular Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth has twin Suzuki 300 HP outboard engines capable of driving her at 40 knots! In other words, she’s fast!
“I just want to say a big thank you for allowing Kieron and all his family to come and join in on this amazing couple of days. You have made Kieron’s birthday so special. It’s been a day that will never ever be forgotten!” said one family.
“We just wanted to say again a big thank you to you and your team for the wonderful day you gave us yesterday. You made us feel so welcome with your hospitality, kindness and generosity. Jon is still beaming about it,” said another family.
The new programme included accommodation at both The Queens Hotel and the Holiday Inn Portsmouth, refreshments, the opportunity for mum’s to shop at Gunwharf Quays, bespoke goody-bags for each beneficiary, plus the charity’s signature Muscle Warriors celebratory group dinner held at Zizzi’s Italian Restaurant with its fantastic harbour side views beneath the Spinnaker Tower.
There was also an exclusive visit to HMS Warrior – the perfect ship to board for our newly recruited Muscle Warriors! We had private access to the top deck and were greeted with pre-dinner refreshments and snacks.
WetWheels has been thoughtfully customized for use by wheelchair users, so if you would love to experience the thrill of being out on the open water in the Solent, then look out for our exciting 2014 WetWheels Muscle Dreams Programme.
Special thanks to Gus Mckechnie for filming, editing and producing the above short film, to the staff of Zizzi’s for their warm hospitality, to Jane Skinner and the team at HMS Warrior and to the crew of WetWheels for looking after everyone so brilliantly.