Wetwheels Foundation

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Gunwharf Quays House,Gun Wharf Quays

02392 819366

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The Wetwheels Foundation, like so many charities across the UK, has been hugely impacted by the cancellation of fundraising events and reduced sponsorship monies due to COVID-19.

Join The 2.6 Challenge from Sunday 26 April 2020 to 3rd May creating an activity based around the numbers 2.6 or 26, and either donate to The Foundation direct or build your own fundraising page to help raise money.

It is vital as soon as the current social distancing restrictions are lifted, we are here to support our communities for when we can get back out on the water. We want to help those who are most vulnerable, and who may be suffering so much anxiety, stress and a feeling of there being no way out in these incredibly difficult times. We want to bring them the inspiration and sense of freedom of the open water, with their friends and family, which we know has a unique and long lasting impact.

The 2.6 Challenge is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing and remember to stay local.

Wetwheels builds the confidence of our disabled participants by providing the opportunity to access the sea in a fun, safe, stimulating and rewarding way using specially modified, fully accessible powerboats.

With the support of our donors and partner organisations we provide water-based activity experiences for disabled people on board our specially designed boats, from centres within local communities. These are based in Hamble, Portsmouth, Jersey, Dover, Whitby and soon to be Falmouth.

Our adventurous trips afloat are staffed by specialists who ensure each person can share experiences, challenge their self-perceptions, extend their horizons, and discover new opportunities.

Beneficiaries are active participants, rather than simply passengers, with the opportunity to steer the vessel and learn seamanship, alongside their peers, friends, and families. The experience is truly inclusive helping to improve aspirations and increase confidence.

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