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wheelchair + charities - July 17th 2009, 09:53 AM

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i use a wheelchair, however i have slight movement and full feeling in my legs, they just have basically no power to support me.
however, because of this, the NHS wont give me a sports wheelchair, which i desperatly need.
i was wondering if anyone had any ideas of charities i could use to try and get a wheelchair, only we dont exactly have much money. if not a charity that could give me a wheelchair, possibly one that could provide money towards one.
i play wheelchair table tennis for great britain, so i kinda need one lol.
i live in the north of england if that makes any difference.
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Re: wheelchair + charities - July 17th 2009, 10:08 AM

http://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/aboutus/

Brilliant Charity! They go to my brothers school and give him, and others, training with their chairs. Thus also giving them confidence. They do a lot of things to raise money for wheelchairs for recreational purposes too.

Failing that Maybe speak with your local church to do some fundraising, or at school perhaps?
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Re: wheelchair + charities - July 18th 2009, 07:02 PM

Hey, Hannah. =)

That link Laura gave looks pretty good!

Laura also mentioned local churches, which are great options. Although I'm not sure if you're religious or not, a lot of churches (at least where I'm from) don't mind if you share their beliefs. I know that my local Roman Catholic church, especially, does a lot to give back to all of the community. It's worth a shot to check it out, right?

Get creative with fundraisers! My brother did everything from bingo to selling those cookie kits to raise money for a trip he was taking.

Another thing, here in the states, is that we have "clubs" for veterans and soldiers. One is called the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Our local VFW is always around and about donating to causes and even to individuals. Do you have anything like that near you? (I really have no idea about this sort of thing over in England, and why would I? ) The point I'm trying to make, I guess, is that I'm sure there are local organizations that would be willing to donate. =)

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Re: wheelchair + charities - July 18th 2009, 11:09 PM

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Another thing, here in the states, is that we have "clubs" for veterans and soldiers. One is called the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). Our local VFW is always around and about donating to causes and even to individuals. Do you have anything like that near you? (I really have no idea about this sort of thing over in England, and why would I? ) The point I'm trying to make, I guess, is that I'm sure there are local organizations that would be willing to donate. =)

Good luck!
We have something similar, the Royal British Legion, they donate mainly to people who have served in the army and their family though.

Also when I broke my leg I got my wheelchair from the British Red Cross, I don't know if they do sports wheelchairs though.

I have found this
http://www.wheelchairchildren.org.uk/

This is a wheel chair sports charity, they don't fund for wheelchairs but they could help you find someone who could.

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