Welcome to Wheelies Sport and Activity Club


‘Macclesfield Wheelies’

On Cloud Nine


......we literally were on cloud nine! Wheelies members have just returned from their ninth trip to The Calvert Trust Keswick. We thought our week long activity breaks couldn't get any better but this year's trip really did top the lot! Massive achievements again by everyone who went and joined in all the activities - catamaran sailing on Windermere, sailing in the access dinghies, kayaking and canoe expedition on Bassenthwaite, rock climbing on the indoor climbing wall, abseiling, horse riding, archery, cycling, bushcraft skills, swimming, assault course and one of the highlights - the paragliding over Keswick and Derwent Water!! The smiles on faces and absolute tears of joy just said it all! 

Some of the evening activities included laser quest in Carlisle and a visit with stories from "The StoryTeller" Ian Douglas.


For some it was a return trip but for several it was the first time, generating memories to last a lifetime.


Thank you to everyone who has supported Macclesfield Wheelies to make this week possible again for so many people.


More photos can be seen in Calvert


Also, click here to see the Calvert Trust new brochure

Our superstars



We are very lucky to have a former basketball paralympian as one of our member coaches and another former track paralympian member. Linda Roche carried the Olympic torch through Macclesfield on 31st May as part of the London 2012 torch relay.

Calvert


Funds permitting, the highlight of the Wheelies year is a challenging week long activity holiday at a specialised residential outdoor pursuits centre, The Calvert Trust in Keswick. This centre provides specialised equipment and skilled, qualified staff to enable disabled people to participate fully in a fantastic range of adventurous and challenging outdoor activities. This holiday has become a life enriching experience for all our members who have participated and the personal achievements during the week, shared by the whole group, have inspired others to overcome their fears, to aim higher and achieve more.


Fundraising


The club is funded primarily through our own fundraising activities and donations. Some of the fundraising activities we are planning for 2014 are Sponsored Paragliding and Parachute jump by our disabled members, Sponsored wheelchair push to the top of Skiddaw (at a height of 931m (3054ft), Skiddaw is the fourth highest mountain in England after the Sca Fells and Helvellyn.) and a charity golf day. Please take a look at our Fundraising Events to see what we have done previously.


All donations are gratefully received. If you would like to make a donation through Gift Aid, please print off our gift aid form and send it with your donation to our registered address. 



The Wheelies club was founded by the late Mike Pomfret in 2001 and the club continues to go from strength to strength which is testament to Mike and all our members.

Registered Charity Number 1145417


Website by Wayne Newton (Wheelies Member)

WOW!  NEW SPORTS WHEELCHAIR


Alec Johnston and Ken Newton from Macclesfield Castle Rotary officially presented Wheelies with a brand new sports wheelchair funded by a generous donation from their members.


They also took part in our activity session joining in with wheelchair volleyball and slalom races where Alec put in a great performance and beat Ken handsomely - Ken is insisting that they come back for a rematch!!  Of course all Macclesfield Castle Rotary members would be very welcome to join us in any of our sessions both to meet us and to have their own try in a wheelchair!


A big thanks to Macclesfield Castle Rotary








Picture - Wayne Newton in new wheelchair, with Ken Newton from Macclesfield Castle Rotary and other Wheelies members

 

Check Out The Action Shots


I have added a new page called Action Shots!, where pictures of Wheelies members taken during activities can be uploaded for us all to view. If you have any you would like uploading please use the contact us page to send me your pics, and you never know, they make even make it to the site. So what you waiting for, get viewing and suggesting more pics to be added!

Our Club


Our club is run and governed entirely by volunteers and meets on a Saturday morning, normally at Tytherington High School from 11-1pm. (Please check the activity programme for confirmation of the venue.)


The club provides a wide variety of wheelchair sports and activities (eg basketball, boccia, football, sailing, swimming, cycling, trampolining, ten pin bowling, crown green bowling, archery and skiing) and caters for all age groups with members throughout Cheshire East and the surrounding areas.

Our main aims for this year are to step up our fundraising activities to enable more members to join our club and share some of the wonderful experiences we have to offer, so please get in touch!



Our next event begins in                                          and will be  watching Manchester 10k





What are Wheelies up to?


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Check out our Presentation


Click here to download our recently created presentation. ( There are two versions on drop box one with video which is around 370mb and one without the video at 23mb. Please allow plenty of time download the files as depending on your broadband speed this could be a while)