Help Children in Wheelchairs to be Independent!

Help Children in Wheelchairs to be Independent!


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£7,000 target

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James is fundraising for Woodlands School Charitable Trust Charity No. 1156371

Started on 6th June 2024 Leatherhead KT22, UK

Updates 3

James posted an update on 22nd June 2024

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Hi everyone,

Thank you again for supporting the boys!

Some video links don't seem to work in update emails. They do work on the main crowdfunder page:

Thank you.

James posted an update on 21st June 2024

Week 3 Update

A Thank You message from James:

Week 3 is almost over! James cycled 30.76 miles and ran 20.6 km. Running has been difficult but we'll keep going!

Charlie cycled 3.57 miles so far!


Thank you very much for your support!!!

If the video links don't work in the update message, please refer to the crowdfunder page:

Thank you. 

James posted an update on 9th June 2024

Week 1 Of The Challenge Update

Thank you so much, everyone, for your support! 

Just a quick update on the boys' progress so far:

James ran a total of 12.49 kilometres and cycled 7.13 miles despite hurting his ankle on day 2.

Charlie cycled 2.57 miles. 


My name is James, I am 7 years old. My older brother, Charlie, is 10 and has a rare genetic condition which affects his muscle control. He uses a wheelchair but he needs an adult to push him. 

I would like to raise money to install a Smart Driving Platform, called a "DriveDeck", at Charlie's school which will help him and his friends to learn how to use a powered wheelchair. This is so important for children like Charlie to be independent.

I am doing a 7 week challenge ( 02/06 - 21/07 ) where I will be cycling 70 miles and running 70 km. Charlie will also be cycling 7 miles on his specially adapted trike. It's going to be really tough for both of us but we are excited for the challenge!

7 reasons to donate:

1. To support my brother and his friends

2. To help them enjoy a bit of independence

3. To allow them to be in control of where THEY want to go

4. Woodlands School is a fantastic place but in need of support

5. 70 miles cycling and 70 km running is a long way for me and 7 miles cycling is  quite challenging for Charlie, so it will be nice to know people support the idea

6. A smile on my brother's face makes me happy

7. Every little counts

Please support us if you can. Every pound helps! Thank you very much!


A message from Charlie's School -

"Woodlands School for Pupils with Severe Learning Difficulties is raising money to purchase a SMART platform for independent mobility by wheelchair users.  

The Drivedeck SMART platform is inclusive to all users as pupils can remain in their own wheelchair whilst using the platform. Pupils can use switches or a joy stick to control their direction of movement.

This would be a brilliant piece of equipment for pupils at Woodlands School – please help us to raise the money!"

DriveDeck - Smart Platform

A Drivedeck offers wheelchair users the chance to explore their environment in safety at their own pace.




Theresa Loney
23rd June 2024 at 12:12pm

Well done James so far - great effort for your brother.

23rd June 2024 at 12:11pm

pledged £30 + an est. £7.50 in Gift Aid

22nd June 2024

Posted a new update

Stephanie Strange
22nd June 2024 at 8:45am

Well done James! Keep going.

22nd June 2024 at 8:44am

pledged £10

21st June 2024

Posted a new update

Jeanna F
18th June 2024 at 9:35am

Well done and best of luck!

Jeanna F
18th June 2024 at 9:35am

pledged £100 + an est. £25.00 in Gift Aid

Eamon McGann
17th June 2024 at 10:11am

This is so inspirational James - keep going Charlie and James we are all with you.

Eamon McGann
17th June 2024 at 10:05am

pledged £50

17th June 2024 at 9:26am

Great cause well done James

17th June 2024 at 9:21am

pledged £20