Wheelchairs for Cambodia

by Warm Glass UK in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 31st May 2019 we successfully raised £1,720 with 55 supporters in 73 days

We are crowdfunding to donate an additional 12 locally manufactured wheelchairs made by the Mekong Wheelchair Project in Cambodia.

by Warm Glass UK in Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Every year, the team at Warm Glass UK choose a charity project to support.

For 2019, we have chosen a project in Cambodia called The Mekong Wheelchair Project. Earlier this year we raised £1200 for 12 wheelchairs and now, with your support, we aim to crowdfund a further £1200 with a Warm Glass team running the Bristol 10K on 5th May 2019.........

WOW! We hit our target of £1200 on 5th May! which allows us to donate another 12 locally manufactured wheelchairs. All additional funds will go to help us develop the Mekong Wheelchair social media profile and try to facilitate ways in which overseas groups like ourselves can easily support the Mekong Wheelchair Project into the future (any tips would be greatly appreciated).

What is The Mekong Wheelchair Project?

The Mekong Wheelchair Project in Cambodia manufactures and distributes over 1000 appropriate wheelchairs a year to disabled people throughout Cambodia. We have pledged to raise awareness and raise funds to support the workshop and the wheelchair users it helps.

“This project is quite personal to me as I helped set it up twenty-five years ago. The project has produced over 25,000 wheelchairs since 1993 and continues to help people every day." Simon Gue, Managing Director, Warm Glass UK

Pippa and Simon have both recently visited the workshop in Cambodia to meet the team and tell them about our crowdfunding plans.

How are we raising awareness and funds?

The story so far...

Earlier this year, we raised £1200 and donated 12 locally made wheelchairs for those in need. Now, with your support, we want to crowdfund another £1200 for another 12 wheelchairs - helping to transform more lives in Cambodia.

The 12 wheelchair users we helped support in Cambodia. Credit: The Mekong Wheelchair Project

The Great Bristol 10K Run

12 of our Warm Glass UK team took part in the Great Bristol 10K Run on the 5th May - helping to raise awareness and funds for this brilliant cause. 

Every donation, large or small, is hugely appreciated and will really help us support the Mekong Wheelchair Project.

Thank you for your support

We'd like to thank our wonderful customers, friends and family for your support so far. Together we can make a significant and positive impact on many disabled people’s lives in Cambodia. 

If you would like to contribute, please donate through this crowdfunding page.

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