Andover News - Disabled Access Success at CarFest South

Chris Evans wanted CarFest to be a family festival – to include all members of a family regardless of any disability. Enham Trust were thrilled to be given tickets by Clare Scheckter, owner of Laverstoke Park Farm and Enham Trust Trustee, that enabled twenty supporters, disabled residents and staff to go to the festival.

“It’s a superb festival and a great opportunity for our disabled residents and it was unexpectedly accessible! The access was as good as it possibly could have been and obviously a lot of thought had gone into making the site wheelchair friendly. Bearing in mind it was on farmland and on rough ground we were impressed with the facilities and thought that they had been designed to make the site as accessible as possible” said Tom and Roger, Enham Trust staff.

“The raised podium access at trackside was great and gave our residents a great view of the action. We loved all the fast cars and the general buzz of the festival.

We arrived on Saturday at 13:00 and didn’t leave until 20:00. Peter, Robert, Robert and Paul loved every minute, and I think Paul would have stayed all night if we had more time. Between them they enjoyed tasting everything from bizarre chutneys to Turkish delight flavoured marshmallow in the food tent, screamed with excitement to the noise of roaring race cars at the track, made home-made butter in the Yeo Valley tent, and sang along with the bands.”

Clare Scheckter added, “Each year we welcome increasing numbers of visitors with special needs to CarFest South. We were so pleased to have residents from Enham join in the fun this weekend and greatly appreciate their positive feedback.”

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