Warrior On Wheels Foundation aims to uplift and empower disabled children by providing special adventures tailored for special kids, thereby changing perceptions of ability and bridging gaps between able-bodied and differently-abled communities. Through consulting with adventure providers and establishments within the tourism industry we are forging partnerships that promote accessibility for all abilities.
In 2012, Warrior On Wheels co-founder, Deirdré Gower, applied for permission to cycle in the tour with her son, Damian, in a buggy. Permission was denied but after engaging with the organisers, the rules were changed to include a category for buggy teams in 2013, allowing children with disabilities to take part. Since then, the number of buggy teams has increased yearly, with the Cape Town Cycle Tour Trust going above and beyond to implement measures to ensure inclusion and safety for all.
On Sunday 11 March 2018 officially for the FIRST TIME ten differently-abled children from Warrior On Wheels Foundation, ranging from eight- to twenty-years-old and with varying disabilities, shared in the spirit and camaraderie of the iconic Cape Town Cycle Tour towed by able-bodied cyclists in specially manufactured buggies. In 2019, they aim to see their fleet grow with some new buggies and they hope to enter 15 buggy teams.
The foundation relies on the generosity of sponsors for the manufacture of the buggies, the costs of participation for the children including entry fees, helmets, customised seating requirements, cycling jerseys, timing chips, and other costs related to the event.
And for that to happen we need your help!
Have your brand represented on a buggy on race day by sponsoring the cost of one of the new buggies, or make it possible for a child to participate by sponsoring their costs of participation at R1800 per child.
BANK First National Bank BRANCH CODE 201109
BRANCH Plumstead ACCOUNT NUMBER 62576041215
SWIFT CODE FIRNZAJJACCOUNT NAME Warrior On Wheels Foundation
To get involved or for more information, please call Deirdré Gower at 078 567 6689, or email deirdre(at)warrioronwheels.co.za
Warrior On Wheels – registered NPO, founded in October 2015.