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!
There is still time to donate to this event, please visit the BT MyDonate website and make a donation.
 

Hot Topics

Pedal for Scotland - 8 September 2013
Congratulations to Ewan Kane, who opted for the 110 mile route, and has raised nearly £250 for Common Wheel.

New Project Manager
Emma Razi joined the team in October, working part time on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
She is based at Campbell House on Wednesdays and Fridays, and available by email when she is not in the office.

NEW - Fundraising through eBay sales.
You can now sell an item on eBay and automatically donate 10% to 100% of your final selling price (minimum £1).
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. 

 All aspects of the project will be closed on Friday 18th and Monday 21st April for Easter.

Maryhill will be closed on Friday 11th April for the annual floor painting, then for a week's holiday after that, returning to normal on Tuesday 22nd April.

Bridgeton will be closed the week after Easter, returning on the 28th of April.

 

 

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