Bristol-based international charity, Motivation launch their first ever Impact Report, providing a snapshot of their global influence and work supporting almost 20,000 people across 62 countries, over the last 12 months.

The Impact Report showcases a number of examples demonstrating how, by working with partner organisations across the world, Motivation are delivering projects and activities that take an holistic approach, going beyond the provision of mobility to focus on the health, wellbeing and confidence of individuals to build inclusive communities.

The report features people like 16-year-old Timothy from Uganda who, after receiving a specially fitted wheelchair from Motivation, is now able to attend school independently and is thriving in his studies. Timothy’s family also benefited as he is now able to help them earn an income by helping to pick crops.

Impact can be immediate but it should never be temporary.

President and Co-Founder of Motivation Charitable Trust, David Constantine MBE explains why the charity  doesn’t just judge its impact by the number of people who receive a wheelchair or the number of hours of training they deliver.

“When we see a disabled child lift their head for the first time and make eye contact because they are seated correctly in one of our wheelchairs, we know that we have made an immediate and practical impact. But unless that child, and their family develop the confidence to challenge discrimination and the local community accepts them as a valued member of society – our job is not complete – and real impact has not been achieved.

This report is particularly poignant and timely as it illustrates how, after almost 25 years, we are still able to measure the impact we have had on the lives of individuals we first helped a quarter of a century ago – people like Bablu in Bangladesh, who I met up with again in 2014, after first meeting him in 1991.”

In 2016, Motivation will celebrate its 25th anniversary and by launching this Impact Report, Motivation not only wants to share some of its highlights but also hopes to encourage more people and organisations to learn about its work and support their plans for the future.

CEO of Motivation, Richard Frost, said: “For me it’s all about the influence we have – not only in the mobility sector – but across the world but Motivation can’t succeed alone. We know that our impact has been significant – but this has only been possible because of the strong partnerships and relationships that we have built over the years. This report is testament, not only to our staff and partners who work tirelessly to innovate and implement products that change lives, but also to everyone who has been part of the Motivation journey. We’d love to share our story with more people and hope this report encourages new supporters and partners in the future.”

Welcome to a year in the life of Motivation…

Copies of the Impact Report can be downloaded from Motivation’s website: or you can contact them on: 01275 464012 and they will send you a copy in the post. You can also support Motivation’s work by making a donation online via their website or by sending donations to: Motivation Charitable Trust, Brockley Academy, Brockley, Backwell, Bristol, BS48 4AQ, quoting IMPACT.