Whitby Gala Dinner a fitting end to a successful season for Wetwheels Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire are planning a gala fundraising dinner on Saturday December 14 at the Star Inn The Harbour, Whitby.

By Louise Perrin
Monday, 11th November 2019, 2:38 pm
Updated Monday, 11th November 2019, 2:41 pm
Wetwheels Yorkshire takes to the waves
Wetwheels Yorkshire takes to the waves

The event aims to raise funds for the charity and is billed on the Wet Wheels Yorkshire website as: “an evening of superb food, an amazing charity auction and special guests.”

Wetwheels Yorkshire chair, Peter Richardson, said the evening at Andrew Pern’s celebrated restaurant, promises to be: “something a little different to turkey and all the trimmings.”

The gala will include an inspiring talk by Wetwheels founder, Geoff Holt MBE, DL who is the first disabled yachtsman to sail solo around the British Isles as well as the first to cross the Atlantic.

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Peter Richardson and Andrew Pern outside The Star in the Harbour

Geoff’s inspiring story will give the background to the Wetwheels mission to enable people with a whole range of disabilities, including those of a profound and complex nature, to access the sea.

Since Wetwheels Yorkshire launched in August, 2018, they have taken over 2,500 people onto the water including families from children's hospices across the North East and almost 50 other local disability organisations.

Last year the organisation raised enough money to finance trips by Springhead School, Scarborough and a number of local families also benefited from funded outings.

Mr Richardson said: “ We’ve decided that all of the fundraising from this event will go specifically towards funding more trips within the Scarborough Borough.”

Wetwheels Yorkshire on a trip from Scarborough

To find out more about the event, or to reserve your place contact Peter Richardson on 01947 466566 or email [email protected]

Wetwheels Yorkshire in Whitby Harbour