“We are truly grateful for all the inspirational support and enthusiasm we receive from our GeeWizz friends and fundraisers.” Aileen Belsberg, CEO
We support children and young adults throughout East Anglia with life-threatening conditions, a disability or cancer. Our focus is to provide much needed specialist equipment to help improve their lives.
Our aim is simple – to supply the best equipment for every child and young adult we support to enhance and improve the quality of life for them, their families, and friends.
We truly believe in #transparentgiving and control our costs to ensure that every £1 donated or raised is carefully spent and focused on helping to change local lives.
"George was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy Type 2. GeeWizz supplied a bespoke powered wheelchair and now he can move around independently – it has made such a difference to our family life."
Alexia has Quadripledgic Spastic Cerebral Palsy, Epilepsy, Visually impairment, and is Globally Delayed and uses the hydra pool for crucial physio. GeeWizz funded £3,600.00 towards a year’s supply of electricity for Alexia Sinclair new hydra pool, through the Milsoms Charity Fashion Show. The hydra pool has wonderful benefits for Alexia's mobility by building her balance, strength, and coordination. We hope to fund £2000 towards Alexia electricity bill this year, to provide Alexia with the opportunity to aid her physiotherapy and development for a second year in a row.
"It is such an honour for Dylan to be chosen to be supported by GeeWizz Charity. A tennis wheelchair will make a huge difference to his performance on court. His dream is to pursue his tennis career. This generous donation will give him the focus and opportunity to strive for just that. Thank you GeeWizz for believing in him." - Kat Murray, Dylan's Mum
Emily has multiple health conditions including severe heart and kidney problems, she is also blind. She is non-mobile, nil by mouth due to digestive and gastro issues. Funds raised from the Ultimate Charity Auction, enabled Emily to go on an adventure of a lifetime to Disneyland Paris to make magical memories with her family.
Isobel was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma, a type of soft tissue sarcoma, in February 2020 when she was 12. She was sent home from school due to the pain in her leg and was diagnosed with sarcoma around 2 weeks later. She has received chemotherapy and surgery, including an amputation of her leg as part of her treatment. GeeWizz has provided Izzy with multiple smartCRUTCH & Elbow Crutches. Once Covid Restrictions ease, GeeWizz has organised for Izzy and her family to spend a weekend in London and to go to the theatre.
6-year-old Jasmine lives with her mum Sally and twin sister Summer in Beck Row, near Bury St Edmunds. She sadly suffers from Spastic Diplegic Cerebral Palsy, a neurological condition that permanently affects muscle control and co-ordination and can cause frequent muscle spasms and tensing. This awful condition can seriously reduce the sufferers mobility. Jasmine underwent an operation a couple of years ago to help release the tendons in her legs, after this operation she required intense physiotherapy to enable her to walk and move around independently. GeeWizz have proudly funded twice weekly physiotherapy for Jasmine, who is now mobile with the help of her walking frame. We have also supported the family by providing new flooring and taking down a wall in their home, meaning Jasmine has a flat, even surface to practice her walking on and play with her sister Summer.
Sponsorship of the new kit, mirroring Bury Town FC’s First Team’s kit, enabling the Disability Team to progress from training sessions to actual matches.
“Lockdown has been a tough time for all grassroots players, both physically and mentally, but getting a fantastic new kit sponsored has given the team a real boost.” Rob Gannaway, Team Coach.
A purposefully designed apartment to help young adults with learning disabilities to learn everyday skills, allowing them to go onto assisted living and a life where independence can become a reality.
Bespoke accommodation for short breaks and an outreach programme, with specialist palliative care nurses, for young adults aged 14 upwards from across East Anglia with life-limiting illnesses. This programme has been funded by proceeds raised from the Ed Sheeran: Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction.
Funding and project management of an entire redevelopment of the playground. Attended by pupils from across Suffolk, aged 4 – 16 years, with high dependency disabilities and special educational needs, the previous playground was inaccessible to pupils in wheelchairs. With works well underway, the new playground will feature sensory areas, a sound tunnel, creative spaces, beach huts and a woodland area.
"Our wildest dreams are now coming true only because of GeeWizz and the Ed Sheeran Made in Suffolk Legacy Auction!" Helen MacDougall Headteacher of Thomas Wolsey Ormiston Academy Ipswich, Suffolk.
Specialist equipment for hearing impaired pupils to benefit from revolutionary technology, including microphones, hearing aid chargers and a new sound system.
GeeWizz has also transformed learning by enabling special educational needs pupils to access soothing sensory displays and educational games during lessons through the provision of a sensory magic carpet at The Riverwalk School Bury St Edmunds, The Bridge School, Ipswich, The Priory Bury St Edmunds, and Hillside School Sudbury.
An annual, fun, autumnal opportunity for families, schools and the community to come together. Raising funds for our projects whilst welcoming children with disabilities and their families to enjoy the event as our guests, with pumpkins donated to West Suffolk Hospital.
Inspiring and mentoring students to take an active part in their community, developing fund raising initiatives, whilst learning vital business and marketing skills culminating in active participation in Global Enterprise Week.
"A group of ten young people took part in the National Citizen Service to support the GeeWizz charity with a charity car wash at Fornham Business Court. They also helped plan prizes for the Ultimate Charity Auction, the global online fundraiser to raise money for GeeWizz and the League Manager Association Charity" Gina Long MBE, Founder.