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Wheels for the World

The World Health Organisation reports 20 - 30 million disabled people need wheelchairs – most of these people will have a lack of hope or of the ability to purchase one. Wheels for the World is the overseas programme of Through the Roof, restoring and distributing refurbished wheelchairs, mostly to people in Africa, giving them increased independence and demonstrating the love of God in a practical way.

Wheels for the World sends old NHS wheelchairs to a workshop in HMP Parkhurst for restoration to almost-new condition. Prisoners find great satisfaction in this work which helps restore their self worth and dignity. The hub of operations is a warehouse unit in Aldershot (follow this link for the address and a map to the warehouse) - here, the unwanted wheelchairs are received from around the country and prepared for transporting to the prison, then received back from the prison in their restored state and loaded into containers for shipping.

Wheels FAQs

I’d like to go on a Wheels for the World trip. What do I have to do? More information about being a team member,... read more»

Wheels News

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Get involved with Wheels team

If you would like to apply to go on a wheelchair distribution, please read more»

How you can help Wheels

There are many different ways for you to support the Wheels for the World programme.  Here are some ideas to get you started... Pray We... read more»


Read reports and see photos from previous Wheels distributions.  Follow the links to each of the countries below to learn more. read more»

Wheels Blog Entries

We work in remote areas where electronic communication is not always as efficient as we would like but, wherever possible, we'll bring you blogs... read more»