Wetwheels Foundation

Support Wetwheels Yorkshire

Wetwheels Yorkshire is one of six operating location for the national disability power boating charity Wetwheels Foundation. All donations to this page will be used to provide trips on the Wetwheels Yorkshire boat.
raised of £35,000 target
by 72 supporters
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As Wetwheels Yorkshire enters her fifth season delivering safe, stimulating and fun adventures to the disabled people of the North East Coast we could never have imagined how busy we have been. We will soon have surpassed an amazing 5,000 participants, working with over 100 partner organisations, since launch in June 2018.

The time has come to look to the future and we aim to renew our engines in early 2023, in preparation for season 6. These engines, even with the amazing support of Suzuki Marine, will cost in excess of £35,000 to replace.

Please help us by supporting our appeal and keep the smiles coming. Our participants say it all:

"Gave my son with a life limiting condition the opportunity to go on a speedboat which will be a memory that stays with us as a family forever. The staff were compassionate and saw my son first and not his disability which allowed him to be a happy little boy riding the waves"

"Our daughter loves the feeling, riding the waves in her wheelchair. Wetwheels make sailing accessible for all! Thank you x"

"Another amazing trip for the young people from Martin House Children's Hospice. To see the joy and excitement on everyone's faces is a true privilege of all who come aboard. A fully inclusive experience and the team help create the most amazing memories. Thanks once again to the crew. We love you!"

"...this was one of the best experiences we have had as a family. It is so difficult finding something for the whole family to do together Wetwheels is perfect. The crew treat everyone as equals and you can forget for the duration with them that, as a family, you have a disabled member. You are made to feel "normal" and this is an absolute credit to all of the crew. Thank you."

"We had an amazing day - we would never have dreamed we could take our daughters on a boat due to the nature of their disabilities, so it was a really special thing to do. They absolutely loved it, and it was great to see their smiling faces! One of them did have an episode on the boat, but our skipper totally put us at ease - he was so calm and understanding and made it clear that we were in control and could turn back at any point and go at our own pace. It was a fantastic experience - thank you!"

"An absolutely amazing experience for our students; in my thirteen years teaching students with special educational needs this was one of the most rewarding experiences. Their faces said it all!"

"Fantastic opportunity. We are extremely grateful that you have gone out of your way to provide an opportunity for a wheelchair user. Then to extend it to family and friends and be aware of everyone's needs and abilities is amazing. Im not sure anyone else has gone above and beyond like this"

About the charity

Wetwheels Foundation

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At Wetwheels we ensure everyone can access the water with a safe, barrier-free, enriching experience. Every pound raised is vital to ensure we can welcome as many disabled people onboard as possible, with their families, friends and carers, providing life-changing experiences.

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