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Closed 20/06/2020

11%
£2,794
raised of £25,000 target by 79 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,794 to buy exciting new indoor/outdoor sporting equipment and games for our Wheelie Gang members inside our new venue. Spreading the happiness.

    We are located in South East London’s
    Funded on Saturday, 20th June 2020

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    Story

    After some rudimentary investigations into facilities in the South East London area for children in wheelchairs (which in my opinion should include their Brothers & Sisters) I found it sadly, to be lacking. No fun, No Smiles, No laughter. How many times have your own children brought warmth to your heart on a cold day? How many wrinkle lines (although not so welcome) adorn your face due to laughter because your Son or Daughter has said or done something funny. The value of a rich loving family environment is truly immeasurable and for your child enhances their ability to interact with others intellectually and prepares them for later life. I care so passionately about bringing these beautiful yet sometimes isolated and lonely children together. To not only have fun with the usual exciting energetic games like table tennis, basketball and so on but also with more creative, cerebrally enticing projects which needless to say spike their interest with a different element of learning and fun like The Arts, crafts and other projects which the children choose themselves. It is through the complex medium of these cerebral challenges that they cement relationships to other children in wheelchairs, they see the similarities in each other, they build unique comradery patterns and friendships are made, often times friendships which can last a lifetime. As a mother of a 9 year old child with Spina Bifida, I,ve seen dramatic changes in my little angel over the years as a direct result of not having a support network of other children that use wheelchairs. In 2014 at the University of Colorado, a study found that groups of people that looked more like ourselves and who were similar in appearance were more likely to be receptive to friendships and generally seemed to initiate social interactions with each other far quicker. I feel that this is a very positive idea and thus far have had a really encouraging range of enquiries from the BBC, SKY NEWS, and many other big media and news outlets. The money raising element is a given, we have to pay some bills and buy stuff, that's the easy part really. We also need some training for our volunteers so we can reach the point our Mums/ Dads/ Carers can leave their young ones and go have so much needed respite.

    Thank you Emma XX

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    • The Wheelie Gang 20191 year ago
      The Wheelie Gang 2019

      The Wheelie Gang 2019

      1 year ago

      Hi everyone , was on sky news live today and will be on our webpage within days . Thank you for everyone’s support . We really are running out of space so please please help us xx

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    • The Wheelie Gang 20191 year ago
      The Wheelie Gang 2019

      The Wheelie Gang 2019

      1 year ago

      Hi I hope everyone is well. The Wheelie Gang will be on the BBC news within a week and like the reporter said . If everyone could find it in their hearts to donate £1 we can reach our goal, have more days/ evenings where The Wheelie Gang is accessible more often to all , plus grow and become available to children with more complex needs . X

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    • The Wheelie Gang 20191 year ago
      The Wheelie Gang 2019

      The Wheelie Gang 2019

      1 year ago

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    1 year ago

    The Wheelie Gang 2019 started crowdfunding

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    Supporters

    79

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      May 3, 2020

      Keep doing what you are doing :)

      £10.00

    • Emmanuel Church, West Wickham, BR4 9JS

      Emmanuel Church, West Wickham, BR4 9JS

      Nov 30, 2019

      We are delighted to support Wheelie Gang through our Community Support with donations given at our Friday 'Drop in for coffee' mornings.

      £250.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 4, 2019

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Sep 4, 2019

      Go for it!

    • Laura Hook

      Laura Hook

      Aug 27, 2019

      Excellent work! Bringing my little one along once you’re at the shooters hill venue.

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 10, 2019

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 10, 2019

      £4.00

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    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    We are located in South East London’s

    I’m a mum of three, have fibromyalgia and bipolar. Life can be difficult sometimes, but when it becomes so sad and isolating to the point of suicidal thoughts for any child, especially one of your own, you know a change has to happen. This is when the wheelie Gang was created.

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