We are raising funds to bring the following projects to fruition.  Do please help with a donation - clicking on the link for the project you would like to support will take you to our CAF Donate page.  If you can help us with a one-off or regular donation towards day-to-day operational costs please click here.  

 

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We are working with Accessible Derbyshire and Ladybower Fisheries to help them acquire a Coulam Wheelyboat V17 to provide disabled people with pleasure boating on this most glorious of Peak District reservoirs. A Coulam 16 Wheelyboat was launched there in 2016 primarily for angling but its popularity as a pleasure boat shows how much the larger V17 is needed to meet the demand for access. The V17 has a capacity of eight people and can be driven from a wheelchair.


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As featured in BBC1’s Countryfile on 17 March, we are helping North Wales Sailability, who are based at the Conway Centre on the Menai Straits, Anglesey, acquire our brand new Coulam Wheelyboat V17 model. Formed just a year ago, the group has enjoyed tremendous growth and success with 220 individuals participating so far. There is currently no provision for pan-disability access to water sports in North Wales, so in order to provide it with the resources and equipment it needs to meet the growing demand for its activities, the group, with the centre’s support, has created the SEAS Project. SEAS is a five-year programme that will establish a community led and funded group that will have the equipment and professional support to be sustainable for 25 years. The project’s primary objectives are to enable disabled people to become physically active, improve their health and well-being and create new social opportunities by targeting inequalities in outdoor activity participation and offer greater support where barriers to regular participation exist. It will also provide a facility for disabled young people to access physical, social and health education to help them develop fully as individuals and as members of families and social and economic communities. Our role in the SEAS Project is to help equip the group with accessible powerboats. Firstly, later this year our brand new model, a V17 Wheelyboat, and towards the end of next year a V24 Wheelyboat.


A Coulam Wheelyboat V17 for 1st Cuddington (Warspite) Sea Scout group to operate from their water activities centre on the River Thames in Surrey……

FULLY FUNDED - THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED. The Wheelyboat is on order. Please check our Home page for news of its launch.


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A Coulam Wheelyboat V20 to operate on the Thames at Wallingford in Oxfordshire providing individuals and groups with organised trips…..

FULLY FUNDED - THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED. The Wheelyboat is on order. Please check our Home page for news of its launch.


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Design and development of a new mid-sized Wheelyboat model - the Coulam Wheelyboat V17

We need to replace our ageing aluminium Mk III Wheelyboat with a new design based on the very successful V20 launched in 2014….

FULLY FUNDED - THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED. Please check our Home page for news of its launch.


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The first V17 Wheelyboat off the production line will go to Wareham Boat Hire in Dorset, an existing Wheelyboat venue……

FULLY FUNDED - THANK YOU VERY MUCH INDEED. The Wheelyboat is on order. Please check our Home page for news of its launch.


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Would you be able to help with our RUNNING COSTS? Funding the operational costs of bringing new Wheelyboat projects to fruition is entirely reliant on donations. You can send us a cheque by post in which case please download and complete a Gift Aid form to make your donation 25% more valuable. You can make an online donation via the button below or via our Justgiving page.


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We all need to write a will so that we can help protect the future of our family and friends. When it comes to writing yours, please consider a gift of a LEGACY to The Wheelyboat Trust. You have undoubtedly enjoyed the fresh air and freedom of the countryside and quite possibly the spray of fresh or salt water on your cheeks. You know how important activities like these are to your wellbeing. A gift to the Trust in your will is a guarantee that disabled people whose choices are limited will benefit from the freedom and exhilaration Wheelyboats provide.

If you would like to leave a gift please download the information sheet that explains the process and the codicil form that will add the Trust as a beneficiary in your will. If you would like donations instead of flowers at your funeral please download the please honour my wishes form. Alternatively, contact us to request a pack by post.