Profile of Charity
The charity was originally formed in 1989, when it was called "Wheels for Martin", the purpose was to raise funds to buy Martin Dellar, who lived in Guilden Morden, an electric wheelchair. Various events were arranged and the target of £1,200 was well surpassed, raising a total of just over £6,000, which enabled us to help Martin even further and some other young people.
Although Martin is no longer with us, it was decided that the fundraising would continue. The charity was renamed "Wheels for Martin's Friends" with the objective of raising funds tor the provision of mobility aids for people in need within the Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, and Cambridgeshire area.
Over £300,000 has been raised to date and all of this money has been used to provide mobility equipment for over one hundred people. Standard wheelchairs have also been placed in the local villages and doctor surgeries for the use of residents and visitors in temporary need.
In 1996 formal charity registration was obtained and our charity is now managed by the trustees and is based at the 'Three Tuns' pub in High Street, Guilden Morden, Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 0JP.
The Charity is run on a purely voluntary basis with various fund raising events throughout the year, the main one being the annual sponsored golf day at John O'Gaunt golf club in Bedfordshire.
All funds raised are used to help those in need and our running costs are minimal.
We will be only too pleased to help if we can.
PRESIDENT: B.G. Crane
TRUSTEES: L.J. Bath, P.J. Furmston & C. Beales.
H. Watts (Secretary), Padre Rev. C. Price
COMMITTEE MEMBERS: D. Tear, M.Allton, P.Heavey & A.Holt.