Designer Closet Treasure Sale 2019

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pre-loved designer and vintage pieces at amazing prices! Wednesday June 5th – Monday June 10th Weekdays 9am-7pm Saturday 10am-7pm Sunday 10am-5pm 331 King’s Road, SW3 5ES Drop in to our pop-up shop to buy pre-loved designer and vintage pieces at amazing prices, with proceeds going to our projects! If you fancy emptying your wardrobe for a (more…)

100 Lives Changed in Kitui, Kenya

In March 2024, our Kenyan team travelled to Kitui county, for an outreach distribution at the Mwingi Resource Centre together with our local partners. . 

Over the course of four days, our dedicated team members distributed over 100 wheelchairs to people with mobility disabilities. Aside from wheelchairs, they also provided the beneficiaries with free reusable diapers and washable sanitary towels.These efforts aimed not only to enhance mobility, but also to address essential hygiene needs for those in need within the community.

During this period, we distributed a variety of wheelchairs ranging from Motivation Active folding, Free Wheelchair Mission’s Gen 2 & Gen 3, Hybrids, Intco transport, and HopeHaven models, ensuring diverse options to meet different needs

If you would like to support our work in Kenya and make a tangible difference in the lives of individuals with mobility disabilities, please donate today by clicking below. Your support is invaluable in sustaining and expanding our initiatives.

Walkabout in Kenya: Restoring Mobility with Free Wheelchair Mission

In March 2024, the Walkabout Team travelled to Nanyuki, Kenya, together with our long-standing partner, Free Wheelchair Mission, and a group of their supporters from Right at Home. 

Throughout the week, the team not only provided 53 wheelchairs, but also created meaningful connections between beneficiaries and supporters. They gained valuable insights into the complexities of our work and the profound impact it has on the lives of others. From conducting beneficiary assessments to personally fitting each wheelchair, every step of the process was marked by care, compassion, and commitment to empowering mobility. 

Going beyond mere distributions, the team immersed themselves in the local community by participating in various activities with our local team and residents. For example, taking part in sitting volleyball matches not only brought joy and fostered a sense of camaraderie, but also highlighted the importance of inclusion and recreation for individuals with disabilities.

As we reflect on the impact of our work in Kenya, we invite you to join us in supporting our ongoing efforts. Your donation could help us continue to provide essential wheelchairs to individuals in need, fostering independence, dignity, and inclusion within local communities. Together, we can make a difference, one wheelchair at a time.

To support our work in Kenya and provide mobility to people in need, donate today by clicking below.

Henry’s Story

Nadia’s Story

Meet Nadia, a 63-year-old woman from the Gumbiri Village, Uganda. After being diagnosed with Polio, it became quite challenging for Nadia to keep up with her domestic chores, as she was unable to move around independently.

Nadia relied heavily on the assistance of her son, Oduma, to carry out most of her daily tasks. Since receiving her brand new wheelchair, Nadia no longer relies on her son to carry her around. She is now able to travel across her village and engage with other community members!

Dave’s Story

Meet, Dave a little boy from Ghana.

Before Walkabout’s donation, Dave never had wheelchair. His mother used to be a caterer, but she had to quit job to stay home and take care of her son.

We met at our 2023 distribution in Ghana together with our partners, Orthopaedic Training Centre (OTC) and Kabaka Foundation.

We gave Dave a brand new wheelchair, transforming not only his life, but also his mother’s. Now that Dave has a wheelchair, his mother can go back to work and leave him at home with her neighbour, and she’s very excited to be able to take him to church and enrol him at a local school!

Viola’s Story

The need for wheelchairs in South Sudan is incredibly high due to the impact of the civil war and the lack of medical facilities. At the end of 2023, together with our partner, Hope Health Action (HHA), we sent 50 wheelchairs from their Centre in Northern Uganda to South Sudan. The wheelchairs are being distributed by our partner in outreach clinics in Kajo Keji.

Meet Viola, one of our beneficiaries from South Sudan. She is 26 years old and has a diploma in Business Administration, but has struggled to find job opportunities due to her lack of mobility. Without a wheelchair, she had to crawl on the ground.

After HHA and Walkabout assessed her needs, Viola was able to receive a brand new wheelchair! Viola is now hopeful she will be able to find a job and regain her independence.

Walter’s Story

Meet Walter, a 12 year old boy from Haiti!

He has a neurological disorder, and in turn requires a wheelchair to move around. Walter lives with a group of other special needs children and their caregivers. He is very happy and energetic, he loves to smile, clap, and play with the other children. When Walkabout met Walter, he was using a wheelchair that was not appropriate for his height and his hyperactivity, which meant he was unable to move around in it safely.

Now that he has received a custom fitted wheelchair from Walkabout, he can go outside everyday and visit church on Sundays. Thanks to the security strap on the chair, he can be super active and stay stable!

Walkabout in Uganda

Travel to Uganda with us today by watching the film above – a visual journey that shows the impact of our work in the region.

As we reflect on our journey, we are thrilled to share the remarkable progress of our projects. Since our first distribution in Uganda in 2014, we have delivered over 3,300 wheelchairs and trikes throughout the country, making a tangible difference in the lives of thousands of people with mobility disabilities.

In 2022, we reached significant milestones through two key projects: the Monitoring & Evaluation Project (M&E) and the Repairs Project. The M&E Project aimed to identify any service gaps, assess the need for improvements, and ensure that our wheelchairs created meaningful changes in the lives of our beneficiaries.

With the insights that we gained from the M&E Project, we launched our first-ever Repairs Project. This project aimed to extend the lifespan of our wheelchairs by addressing the identified issues and making necessary improvements in order to ensure a cost-efficient and sustainable provision of wheelchairs and tricycles.

As we celebrate our achievements, we extend our deepest gratitude for your ongoing support. Together, we are restoring dignity, freedom, and independence to thousands of individuals around the world. To support our work and be a part of this life-changing journey, donate today by clicking below.

Annual Report 2022

Josh’s Story

Meet Josh, a 6-year-old boy from Kenya.

He has Cerebral Palsy and has never been able to move around independently. Before receiving a wheelchair, Josh was unable to attend daycare and had difficulty engaging with other children as he couldn’t move around or sit up to play with them.

Our local team gave Josh his first wheelchair and he’s so happy! He can sit up comfortably, play with his toys using the tray attached to the chair, join daycare and socialise with other children.

Thanks to your support, we continue to bring smiles and opportunities to children like Josh, restoring their dignity, freedom and independence.

200 Wheelchairs Distributed in Kenya

An exciting update from Kenya!

Our local team has been working hard, assembling and distributing wheelchairs from our Wheelchair Assembly & Repair Centre in Nanyuki. At the end of September, they travelled to Kisii and Kitui counties for an outreach distribution. They provided 200 life-changing wheelchairs to locals with mobility disabilities.

If you would like to support our work in Kenya and be a part of this incredible, positive change, please donate today by clicking below.