Wheel Appeal


The Southern Spinal Injuries Trust wants to help make sure that anyone in the south and south west with a spinal cord injury, who would benefit from using a powered add-on drive with their manual wheelchair, has the chance to acquire one.  So we have set up our Wheel Appeal, to raise money for our grant awards fund.

Powered add-on drives include equipment like: eMotion Wheels, the Smartdrive, e-Fix, Twion Wheels, and Wheeldrive.  We want to make sure that the right device has been selected to best help a particular individual, so we always check that our grant applicants have been well advised by knowledgeable professionals.  We can help and provide guidance too where this is needed.  We also need to make sure that our charitable funds are only used where there are not more appropriate sources of funding available - this is the best way to ensure that as many people as possible have the chance to acquire a device that could transform their daily living.

 Here are some quotes from people who we have helped to get a powered add-on:

"Thank you so much for the funding for my Twion wheels.  They are fantastic and make such a difference to my life." LW

"The Smartdrive is great! I took it to the beach at the weekend and had a long walk with my wife along the promenade. It's such a good design that I can turn it off and push as if it wasn't there, but then when I get tired I can flip the switch and carry on for miles!" JC

"..when I am out, family and friends have problems keeping up with me! I am so so very grateful and it is making such a difference with pain in my shoulders and hands. (The Twion wheels are) wonderful and a very valuable piece of equipment to my health " RH

We will also use the Wheel Appeal funds to help provide other support to people with SCI if those needs are greater.

Please help us raise funds for our Wheel Appeal.  You can:

  • [b]Make a donation here at Virgin Money Giving[/b]
  • [b]Send a donation to us by post[/b]
  • [b]Take part in a fundraising challenge, and raise sponsorship[/b]
Thank you!

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