Wallingford Accessible Boat Club

‘WOW-One’ has landed!!

  • Wallingford Accessible Boat Club celebrates delivery of Wallingford’s first ever Wheelyboat

The Wallingford Accessible Boat Club (WABC) took a giant step forward last Tuesday when the Club took delivery of its long-awaited Wheelyboat.  The champagne flowed as the boat was officially named ‘WOW-One’ by Mrs Cala Pike, one of the club’s Patrons.  What a great event it truly was – witnessed by a small group of the club’s volunteer staff team as the weather gods applauded with torrential rain and lightning  storms!

This momentous event  represented the culmination of over three years hard work by a small group of determined volunteers who have worked tirelessly to achieve the club’s vision – to get disabled people in the Wallingford area out and about on our lovely river, just as able-bodied people do.

John Jenkins MBE, Chairman of Trustees, exclaimed  “The launching of WOW-One is the end of the beginning or our project, the end of Stage 1 – now we need to crack on with Stage 2, the completion of our mooring facilities and training of our volunteer staff team – skippers, crewmen, bosuns and administrators – during  October and early November.  Stage 3 will be the full ‘service’ offering which we are planning to launch next Spring.  I must say that we wouldn’t be where we are today without the amazing support of our growing band of supporters in the local community and I am very thankful to all of them for that.”

For further information please contact Andrew Risk on andrew.risk@wabc.org.uk or mobile: 07832 199135