Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run is proudly supporting TAD – Freedom Wheels.
TAD changes lives of people living with a disability by providing personalised technology, equipment and services. Clever ideas, changing lives.
TAD – Freedom Wheels are a non-profit who provide custom bikes for kids living with a disability. Their team of skilled volunteers and staff design, build and deliver bikes to suit the specific needs of each child so they can achieve their dreams of cycling.
Mitchel is living with Cerebral Palsy, which affects his ability to walk or stand unaided. Mitchel received his first bike on his third birthday. This was the first time he could move independently.
It was the start to a new, exciting chapter in his life. “On his third birthday, the smile on his face was from ear to ear and it’s still there today,” said Sarah.
When Mitchel isn’t using his wheelchair, he is riding his modified trike from TAD. “Great thing about Mitchel’s trike is that not only does he use it for riding, it’s a motive transport for him. Instead of being stuck in a wheelchair and being sidelined, he is now a part of the action”, said Sarah.
He even joined the Southern Cross Cycling Club and competed in cycling races at Mount Panorama, Goulburn and Sydney.
Mitchel’s Freedom Wheels bikes and custom equipment from TAD has had a huge impact on his life, putting him on the “same level playing field as his friends”, said Sarah. Mitchel mentions he has now become “more independent” and has “more freedom to get out and about and do the things I couldn’t normally do”.
Will you help a child like Mitchel achieve their dream of cycling?
Find Out More – www.freedomwheels.org.au
How can I support TAD – Freedom Wheels?
- Register for Western Sydney Parklands Trail Run – Enter here.
- Fundraising Through My Cause – register your details here and a page will be built for you. Freedom Wheels will support and motivate you every step of the way!
- Donation Upon Registration – When you register for the event via the online registration system you can make a donation to TAD – Freedom Wheels as part of your entry. Just select the pre-set dollar amount you would like to donate. You will be sent a tax receipt for any donation of $2 or more.
- Say hello and have a chat to the TAD – Freedom Wheels team of volunteers at the Western Sydney Parklands event on Saturday 22nd June!
For any questions or enquiries regarding how to fundraise please contact Meadhbh Roche, Community Fundraising Coordinator, by email [email protected] or phone 02 9912 3402.