Mobility charity helps 20,000 disabled people

PUBLISHED: 17:00 23 July 2015

Timothy from Uganda who was given a wheelchair from Motivation and can now attend school and help his family earn an income.

Timothy from Uganda who was given a wheelchair from Motivation and can now attend school and help his family earn an income.

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A humble charity in Backwell has helped almost 20,000 people in 62 countries over the past year.

Motivation, which designs and builds low-cost wheelchairs and sends them to countries all over the world, has been making a huge difference from a small farm in Brockley Lane.

As well as giving wheelchairs to people in need, staff visit countries to train people how to use them so they can regain their independence.

One of the children who has been helped by the charity is Timothy from Uganda, who was given a specially-fitted wheelchair, which has enabled him to attend school and help his family earn an income by picking crops.

Motivation has released these latest figures in an impact report to show the scope of its work as it prepares to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The ground-breaking charity, which has been shortlisted for the Times’ Birthday Presents campaign, wants to encourage more people and organisations to find out about its work and support its future plans.

Joanna said: “Motivation can’t succeed alone. We know our impact has been significant, but this has only been possible because of the strong partnerships and relationships we have built over the years.

“This report is testament, not only to our staff and partners across the globe who work tirelessly to innovate and implement products that change lives. We’d love to share our story with more people and hope this report encourages new supporters and partners in the future.”

To find out more about the charity click here

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