Clare took her first trip on Wetwheels South East upon her launch in 2018 and guess you could say became hooked.
Clare has always felt at home in or on the water. In her previous role as a Health Club Manager she was a qualified lifeguard and swimming instructor.
When a rare neurological illness struck 20 years ago Clare went from someone who swam a mile a day, who worked out in the gym daily, worked full time and volunteered as an Adult Warrant Officer with her local Air Training Corps, to then requiring the use mobility aids, and latterly becoming a full-time wheelchair user.
Accessing suitable activities that required little energy became difficult. That was until Clare discovered Wetwheels. Wetwheels has provided Clare with a sense of freedom that no other activity had until then. It allowed her to be an active participant, being able to 'wheel' up to the ramped helm in her wheelchair and actually drive the boat. It has also allowed her to be a passive participant. Simply enjoying the boats movements as it travels through the water.
She is passionate about sharing the benefits of Wetwheels to anyone who has any kind of disability.