2019 marks the 10th Anniversary of the fantastic Regatta for Disabled (R4D) event on Saturday 31 August (10.00-4.30pm) at Phyllis Court Club with now even more exciting things to see and do.
R4D is unique, and is a day out held specifically for children and adults with varying levels of disabilities and gives them the opportunity to experience land based and river based activities not normally available to them. It is a great day out for carers, friends and families too.
The specially adapted ‘Rivertime’ cruiser provides free river trips throughout the day, with many other boats offering free trips for all to enjoy.
The fun and exciting and bell boat racing competition is back again this year for teams to compete for the coveted trophy. Teams are invited from friends, families, schools, businesses, clubs or pubs and can be made up of abled and/or disabled members . Teams may consist of a maximum of thirteen and a minimum of seven members. The entry fee/donation is £100/team (just £10 a head for a team of 10). Saving Private Goddard team retained their title for the second year last year (a group of G ex-Gillotts friends) after beating Bird in the Hand Pub Team 2 in the final. No experience is needed, just some grit and determination! To register email Caroline at firstname.lastname@example.org
There are lots of exciting and interactive events taking place in the Paddock – refreshments, bar, music, Punch and Judy, interactive zoo, trade stands, face painting, inflatables and much more. There is even a climbing wall accessible to those with a disability.
Expert supervision throughout the day, and facilities such as the Mobiloo which allows the provision of private disabled changing is a great addition at this event.
Relax as you cruise along the River Thames or simply sit by the river and enjoy the great atmosphere of the days exciting and interactive events. There is something for everyone at R4D.
For more information: www.regattaforthedisabled.org