Introducing our feature series on the volunteers who offer their valuable time and support to help Wheels for Hope, we would like to introduce one of our board members, Rob Webster. Rob is the Director of Premier Avan and has been on the Board of Wheels for Hope since 1990Read More
Wheels for Hope has been helping WA families since 2008 – providing loan wheelchair vans to help WA families who require specialised transport to attend medical and remedial services, school, community and social events.
A small WA charity that provides a big service, Wheels for Hope has a fleet of 48 wheelchair accessible vehicles assisting families from Geraldton to Albany. Wheels for Hope has one of the largest wheelchair fleets in WA and cover the ongoing costs for Insurance, registration, servicing and maintenance for the vehicles.
With no State or Federal funding we rely on donations, grants and fundraising to help grow and maintain our fleet so we can continue to support WA families with disability.
Thanks to Wonderful Indonesia for choosing Wheels for Hope as the beneficiary of their 2017 Indonesia-Australia Golf Challenge. In addition to a donation from the event, Wheels for Hope will also receive 100% of the Charity Auction proceeds, which will be used to maintain and grow our fleet to help more WA families.
The recipients of Wheels for Hope loan vehicles are the ultimate beneficiaries of the funds raised from the event and we thank you for helping us to help these families.
Wheels for Hope was one of only 41 WA charities to receive some of the $20 Million raised from Perth's biggest community fund-raiser, Channel Seven's 2013 Telethon.
Seven West Media Chairman Kerry Stokes; Prime Minister Tony Abbott and special guests were in attendance when $20,701,272 was handed out at the beneficiaries function at the Perth Convention Exhibition Centre on 31 March 2014.
The funds received from Telethon will be used to assist with the running costs and maintenance of vehicles in the Wheels for Hope fleet – ensuring that seven WA families will continue to have the gift of mobility.
This is the third year that Wheels for Hope has received funding from Telethon –2011 and 2012 Telethon funding was utilised to purchase second hand wheelchair hoist vans.