New Wheelchair Swing For Berks Children

We're being told children with additional needs here in the Thames Valley just want to play alongside their friends like everyone else.

It's as a new £10,000 swing for youngsters in wheelchairs is officially unveiled in Newbury's Victoria Park.

Jacqueline Scoins-Casse MBE, the Head Coach at the Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club, based at the Kennet Leisure Centre in Thatcham, says it means "everyone is able to go and go to the park and participate".

Adding, "families go out to the park every day and at the moment, the nearest park that has a wheelchair accessible swing is in Maidenhead (...) that's quite a long way for people to go if they've got additional needs just to play in the swings, like every other family are doing everyday in the parks near them".

Newbury Town Councillor James Fredrickson, who secured the cash to make it happen tells us “Victoria Park is heavily used by all age groups, so we are very excited to be able to offer this new play equipment for children that use wheelchairs”.

Find out more about the Thames Valley Kings wheelchair basketball club here

Listen below to more from our interview with Head Coach, Jacqueline Scoins-Casse MBE.

Recently Played Tracks

To listen live, choose your preferred location:

Go

On TV: More Music Variety

4am - 6am

Watch heart TV

  • Boy Meets Girl Waiting For A Star To Fall

    Now

    iTunes

  • Corona The Rhythm Of The Night

    04:15

    iTunes

  • Big Mountain Baby, I Love Your Way

    04:01

    iTunes

  • Christina Aguilera Genie In A Bottle

    03:30

    iTunes

Heart VIP

Local

Autumn Weather

Find your local four day weather report here.

Listening To Radio Win With Heart

Make Heart the soundtrack to your day and you could be a winner with great prizes up for grabs throughout the day.

Follow Heart on Twitter