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The Wheelie Gang 2019

The Wheelie Gang 2019 is crowdfunding

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raised of £25,000 target by 78 supporters

Weʼre raising £25,000 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

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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 20199 months ago
    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    9 months 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 20199 months ago
    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    9 months 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 20199 months ago
    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    The Wheelie Gang 2019

    9 months ago

    Update from the Page owner

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10 months ago

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Page last updated on: 11/30/2019 11.15

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  • 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

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 7, 2019

    Keep up the great work!!!!Just FYI, I found it very difficult to find this webpage. I found a few articles by googling 'Wheelie Gang' but none of the articles provide a link to the donate website!

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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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