Welcome

About Common Wheel 

Common Wheel is a charity which provides meaningful activity for people with mental illness, through working with bicycles and music

We are currently based at three locations in Glasgow - bicycles at Maryhill and Bridgeton, and music at Gartnavel Royal Hospital. 

The Common Wheel bicycle project was officially opened in July 2000 and gained charitable status a year later. Our clients learn how to build and maintain bicycles, and in the process gain self-confidence and self-esteem. The bicycle workshops are run by skilled mechanics who ensure that all work done is of excellent quality. As an integral part of the project, we sell reconditioned bicycles to the public, and carry out servicing and repairs. The revenue from bicycle sales and maintenance helps to keep the project afloat, but we need donations and grants as well.

The music project was started in 2004. There is a strong emphasis on client participation. The main strands involve work with elderly patients in residential care, and sessions with adults in the community.
 

Sponsored Music Improvisation Marathon

Our annual musicathon was held on Saturday 15 February 2014. It was brilliant!
You can hear most of it at
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPM7rLB5D0x47zPThleLVgce8sLXNSaOe
Donations are now closed for this event.
Many thanks to the intrepid musicians who took part and all their generous sponsors.
 

Hot Topics

Tundra Trundler
A sponsored bike ride by one of our most heroic supporters.
Ewan Kane has completed his epic circuit of about 900 miles around Iceland from 8th to 29th June 2014.
He encountered (among other things) spectacular scenery, some long and steep hills, a variety of road surfaces, some of which were quite challenging, variable weather, the occasional puncture and mechanical problem, and some ad hoc camping when the advertised campsite did not exist any more.
A heroic effort! You can still support Common Wheel by sponsoring Ewan: all donations gratefully received.
Please visit Ewan's fundraiser page for more details.
 

NEW - Fundraising through eBay sales.
You can now sell an item on eBay and automatically donate 10% to 100% of your final selling price.
You can also add Gift Aid if you are a UK taxpayer.
You get an eBay fee credit on your donations (e.g. if you donate 10% eBay will waive 10% of your fees, or for 100% all the fees are waived).
Find out more.

Art in the Gart'  is an exciting new collaborative project based at Campell House. 

Holidays etc. 

Maryhill will be closed on Fair Friday 18th July and will re-open on Tuesday 5th August.
Bridgeton will be closed for the day on Monday 21st July.
 

 

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