About Wheeleasy 2017-09-27T05:49:08+00:00

About WheelEasy

Better Access to Leisure Activity

For people with mobility issues, and their families and friends

Developing products and services which enable them
to play a full and meaningful part in leisure activity together

Max Burt and his wife Justine were both struck by just how many activities as a couple they couldn’t do together. So they decided to launch WheelEasy.

WheelEasy is not just for wheelies. The choice of things to do on free days, everyone together, is often severely limited. For every wheelchair user, there are always family and friends who are equally restricted. In addition, there are all those people with older less mobile parents, as well as all those parents struggling with prams.

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acnc-registered-charity-tickThe long-term aim is to integrate people with mobility issues more fully into everyday life.

WheelEasy wants to provide them with the basic tools and information which enable them to get out and enjoy life together (rather than confining themselves to doing what they have always done – or staying indoors and remaining invisible to society generally). For details about how to help our charity (with DGR status), click on the link.

Trustees

Max Burt
Max Burt
WheelEasy’s founder became a chair user after a car crash in 1999. Max has been involved with many disability-related organisations including the National Association of Disabled Football Fans in the UK. Before the 2012 Olympics in London, he campaigned for better facilities for disabled people.
Justine O'Brien
Justine O'Brien
Justine, a trained counsellor, co-founded WheelEasy. As Max’s partner, she has daily experience of being with a wheelchair user through modern life’s challenges . As well as having empathy with Max’s situation, she brings immense common sense, energy, & creative skills to the team of Trustees.
Kate Marsh
Kate Marsh
Kate is an Executive Search Consultant with high-end marketing & advertising skills. Before moving to Australia in 2002, she worked for nine years at London’s most admired advertising & communications agency (where she met Max).
Richard Nicholas
Richard Nicholas
Richard world is finance. He runs an investment firm in Sydney and is also a director of a youth support NFP organisation. He learned his trade in London at Deloitte’s and UBS, in Hong Kong at Hill Samuel and in Australia at ANZ.
Alan Smith
Alan Smith
Alan has over 30 years experience in public relations, corporate communications and marketing in Australia and the UK. He has served on a non-profit board and worked in-house for both private and listed companies.

This Sydney-based group is the WheelEasy Trustees Working Party and plots the charity’s direction here.

We also have two Trustees in London to advise from afar and for when the charity begins operating in the UK.

Alex Morgan
Alex runs a film company working with disability charities, human rights organisations, NGOs and educational bodies.
Linford Haggie
Linford is one of the founding partners of Graphic Alliance; a leading website development agency.