Contact Form: https://www.wheelyboats.org/contact
Telephone: 01798 342222
Address: Andy Beadsley, Director,The Wheelyboat Trust, North Lodge, Burton Park, Petworth West SussexGU28 0JT
Our work benefits people of all ages with a wide range of sensory, learning and mobility impairments. Wheelyboats can be operated independently by disabled people who are less dependent on others; they can organise their own trips and can train for and attain RYA powerboating and other qualifications increasing their skills and enabling them to mentor others. (The Royal Yachting Association’s new scheme ‘Powerability‘ has the specific aim of encouraging more disabled people on the water in motor and powerboats). Those at the opposite end of the scale of independence enjoy the sensory stimulation of being on the water. For people with complex needs like autism and epilepsy, boating activities have been shown to provide a calming experience enabling them to take an interest in their surroundings. For older people whose mobility is declining, Wheelyboats play an increasingly important role in helping them remain active.
Our most important and time consuming role is fundraising to support individual Wheelyboat projects. Wheelyboats are unique and expensive items of equipment that we design ourselves and have built to order. Raising funds to discount their cost has been our policy from the outset and helps ensure that Wheelyboat supply and availability is maximised across the UK.
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