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Cleobury centre opens wheelchair abseil tower
7:30am Monday 4th March 2013 in Local
A CLEOBURY Mortimer centre has made more activities accessible to people with disabilities by opening a wheelchair abseil tower.
The seven metre-high tower at the Pioneer Centre has been specifically designed to allow access to wheelchair users.
Tim Stone, head of centre, said: “The whole team at Pioneer are so excited to see this new development go up after 18 months of planning, design and fundraising.
“The centre has enjoyed welcoming many disability and medical groups and charities to the centre over the years and this latest development is hopefully just the start of a major improvement for these guests.”
A grand opening of the tower took place last Tuesday with Paralympic sprinter Melissa Nicholls and former West Indian Cricketer Winston Davis taking part.
Centres and schools that work with people with disabilities attended the open day including users of Ninevah Ridge Care Farm in Cleobury Mortimer.
The Pioneer Centre is run by Northamptonshire Association of Youth Clubs and is a registered charity.
It offers residential group activity holidays aimed at children and adults including high ropes, archery, climbing and indoor caving and it hopes to make these more accessible to people with disabilities.