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Macdonald Hotel Held Christmas Event For Beach Wheelchair Charity

December 14, 2015

A press release:

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa in North Berwick has hosted a festive fundraising event to help raise money for the East Lothian based Beach Wheelchair charity on Sunday 13 December.

More than 85 guests attended the glittering event held in the hotel’s luxury Bass Rock Suite which has spectacular views over the championship golf courses and across the sea to the Kingdom of Fife. During the champagne reception guests were able to take a closer look at one of the specially modified wheelchairs which can be taken on wet or dry sand allowing those with certain mobility issues to get better access to the beach. Diners were treated to a three course Christmas dinner with all the trimming prepared by the hotel’s chefs.

Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa has been supporting the Beach Wheelchair charity since it was established in July 2014. The charity was set up by Alison Brown and Jackie Tagg both from East Lothian who wanted their family members with mobility issues to enjoy the stunning North Berwick beach. Since then, the charity has quickly grown with more than 60 hires of their wheelchairs.


Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa Managing Director Grant McKenzie said: “The Beach Wheelchair event was a resounding success with many guests still enjoying the music until well after midnight. We are really pleased to support the work Beach Wheelchairs does for those with disabilities in East Lothian and we are aiming to continue this important partnership at events already in the diary for 2016.”

Co-founder Alison Brown said; “We have been overwhelmed by the support and encouragement of the local community in North Berwick, especially the team at Macdonald Marine Hotel & Spa.” Jackie Tagg, co-founder, added; “We are now supporting other communities in Scotland to develop their own beach wheelchair scheme.”

Macdonald Hotels & Resorts will be celebrating its 25th anniversary over 2015 and 2016, and operates over 40 hotels across the UK and ten resorts in both the UK and Spain.

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