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£1,855raised of £2,000 target by 37 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,855 to help give disabled children and adults in Tanzania a better chance in life by simply giving them a wheelchair or hand bike.

    Funded on Sunday, 14th January 2018

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    Just Wheels is a charity that aims to support some of the worlds poorest, and most marginalised people. We aim to do this very simply - by providing wheelchairs and hand bikes to children and adults with physical disabilities.

    Life saving....

    Being disabled is hard at the best of times, but being disabled in a country like Tanzania can be a death sentence with a much higher chance of being chronically poor, ill and excluded. We aim to try to change that, one chair at a time.

    Get a life....

    Just Wheels is making a real difference. We have experience of disability and know that having the right equipment is vital to enable an active, happy life for people with disabilities. This can mean that children can get to school, adults can work, people can play sport and be part of the community, it brings respect and reduces stress on families. Without equipment disabled people face poverty, isolation, an inability to work or study and in many cases, illness due from their disability and it can create strain on families.

    Emma Burtles is passionate about this. With a severely disabled son, she knows about the importance of good equipment. She says 'We are so lucky to have our NHS to provide the equipment that Alfie needs. Without mobility. his life would be impossible. My friend Edwin Kalukwella (in picture above), who I met when I worked in Tanzania, makes wheelchairs and hand bikes for people who can find the money to pay. If you don't have the money you don't get equipment. I want to help some of those people" . Chairs cost between £100 and £200 each.

    Just Wheels aims to pay for Edwin to make 10 wheelchairs or hand bikes for disabled people in this campaign. We will then develop our work by:

    * supporting Edwin and other workshops, projects and people to improve the supply and quality of wheelchairs and hand bikes in Tanzania and later, Malawi

    * help train medical and technical staff who can fit and supply equipment

    * support the governent and other organisations that help disabled people to a better life

    We know that we can make a real difference to peoples lives. You can too. Please help.



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    Page last updated on: 1/16/2018 11:39 PM



    • Harriet Emerson

      Harriet Emerson

      Dec 19, 2017

      Great project Emma - (thanks for passing on the info Laura Edwards!) I hope it grows and grows.


    • Anonymous


      Dec 17, 2017

      What an excellent project Emma x


    • Laura Edwards

      Laura Edwards

      Dec 16, 2017

      Great work missus!


    • Gina Wallace

      Gina Wallace

      Dec 16, 2017

      Great cause - well done you!


    • Mike Sufrin

      Mike Sufrin

      Dec 16, 2017

    • Rachel Avery

      Rachel Avery

      Dec 16, 2017

      Hope your trip went well my dearie. Meant to do this before you left, better late than never! R&P xx


    • Meg Dougall

      Meg Dougall

      Nov 24, 2017

      Well done Emma. I am sure you will have an amazing visit. Meg and Hamish


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