The Make Way Foundation

A UK charity helping children with disabilities achieve their full potential.

At the Make Way Foundation, we believe that all children should have the ability to live to their full potential, regardless of their disability.


We help children with disabilities afford the wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need and deserve, we fund equipment for their participation in disability sports, and we approach each situation with care, support and enthusiasm.

Why this matters

There is a huge underserved need in the UK

Funding for wheelchair services in the UK is highly restricted, with children trapped by their disability: unable to attend school or participate in life because they have no mobility equipment or because what they do have does not meet their needs.

We believe children should feel proud of themselves and who they are.  They should have access to the equipment they need to participate in life, and it should make them feel good.

Kids who have ambitions to participate in para-sport should have the opportunity to do so, but sadly this is an area which receives very little funding at all.

At The Make Way Foundation, we want to do our bit to help.  

Our Story

Starting from our own experience

The Make Way Foundation was set up by Fleur Bryant, and her husband Matthew, after their son, Toby, needed a wheelchair but was quoted a year by the NHS to receive one.  Fleur's a wheelchair user herself, and is passionate about providing children with the opportunities they need to live a full and fulfilled life - both for mobility, and for access to sport.

Toby has benefitted enormously from his wheelchair, allowing him to get around so that he can fully  participate in day to day life and enjoy his time with his brothers.

With a small group of passionate trustees, we're getting started now in 2023, raising money and finding the first children we can help.


Introducing our trustees

Fleur Bryant

Fleur is a founding trustee. She is passionate about helping disabled children dream big. She is the main day-to-day contact and lead of the charity.

Fleur is a wheelchair user herself.

Matthew Bryant

Alongside Fleur, Matthew is a founding trustee and dad to Toby. He is passionate about the cause. He is the technical and business lead of the charity.

Lucy Jones

Lucy is a founding trustee and family friend to the Bryants.  She is passionate about enabling everyone to lead their happiest and healthiest lives, both through her work as a dietician and healthcare leader and through the Make Way Foundation.

Sarah Sibley

Sarah and Fleur first met through their shared passion of making boating accessible for everyone. Having spent most of her life surrounded by disability and seen first hand through family members how navigating through life with disabilities can be a challenge, Sarah later went on to combine her passion and life experience through working in the disability sport sector.

Henry Bryant (Junior Trustee)

Henry is Toby's older sibling. He is 11 and very happy to be part of the team. He is so excited to be involved and asked for a branded jacket for his birthday!

Olly Bryant (Junior Trustee)

Olly is Toby's younger sibling,  seven years old and super excited to be part of the team to help.

About the Charity

The Make Way Foundation is a Registered Charity Number 1204116, incorporated in June 2023.

We are governed by our constitution and will provide support in accordance with our grant making policy.

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