09:30 12 July 2012
By Stoke City Football Club
What is SCWIM and what does it do?
Stoke City Wheels In Motion (SCWIM) was set up in 2001 to cater specifically for Stoke City supporters with special needs.
If you have a disability, whether it is a mobility or visual impairment, and you are a Stoke City supporter who attends matches, or would like to attend, then SCWIM is there to help.
SCWIM works with Stoke City Football Club to ensure that disabled supporters have good access to the Britannia Stadium and its facilities to enable them to enjoy the game with comfort and safety.
SCWIM also provides volunteer attendants at home matches who will obtain refreshments for disabled supporters and their personal assistants at half time.
What has SCWIM achieved for disabled supporters?
- Provide volunteer attendants to obtain refreshments at half-time for disabled supporters
- Funded the construction of a wheelchair safeway along the front of the West One car park at the Britannia Stadium
- Instigated a trial of placing barriers in wheelchair bays to prevent supporters climbing over the back of seats into wheelchair bays
- Pointed out the dangerous state to wheelchair users of the threshold from the South car park to the adjacent path which the Club rectified
Who can join SCWIM?
There are two types of membership available:
This is available to all supporters of Stoke City Football Club who have a disability. For the purposes of SCWIM
membership, disability is defined as any physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term effect on the ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.
This is available to anyone who would like to show their support for SCWIM, especially those who act as the personal assistant of a disabled SCWIM member.
What will I receive from SCWIM when I join?
- Your SCWIM Membership Card
- Newsletters to bring you the latest information and news from SCWIM
How much will membership of SCWIM cost me?
The SCWIM membership fee for both Full and Associate members is £5 per person payable annually and is valid from 1st July 2012 (or date of joining if later) until 30th June 2013.
How do I find out more about SCWIM?
You can contact Stoke City FC's Disability Liaison Officer Lindsay Leighton by the following methods:
By e-mail - firstname.lastname@example.org
By post - c/o Stoke City Football Club, Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EG.
By telephone - (01782) 592218
By visiting the SCWIM website www.scwim.org.uk
Stoke City Wheels in Motion (SCWIM) - Registered Charity Number 1106535