Free December 25 parking at Saunton and all Boxing Day parking fees will be donated to Calvert Trust Exmoor

Trying out the new wheelchair carriers on Saunton Beach.Trying out the new wheelchair carriers on Saunton Beach.

There is free parking at Saunton Beach this Christmas Day.

And in what is now an annual event, all fees collected on Boxing Day will be donated to a chosen charity by operator Saunton Beach Enterprise (SBE).

The good cause for this year is Calvert Trust Exmoor, which provides outward-bound activities for people with physical, sensory and learning disabilities of all ages

The company is also working with the Calvert Trust to trial new wheelchairs that will improve disabled access on the beach.

Paul Tamlyn from SBE said: “As well as our existing chunky wheeled Landease wheelchairs, Calvert Trust Exmoor have loaned us two new NOMAD wheelchair carriers which are designed to accommodate a range of wheelchair designs. These allow disabled visitors to access the beach in their own wheelchairs which is a real plus.”

The wheelchairs are available for hire at the Saunton Beach shop and can be pre-booked by calling 01271 890771.