A fundraiser has been launched to help DJ Wheels (pictured above with Carl Cox), a DJ who has severe cerebral palsy, attend his booking in Ibiza next month.
DJ Wheels, aka Adam, has regularly played across UK parties and festivals, signed to Vandit Records, and hosted shows across a variety of stations near to his local Sussex.
Having always dreamed of playing in Ibiza, the opportunity arose for the musician to play at this year’s Ocean Awareness Weekender in October. However, due to being unable to travel without support from his care team, he needs additional funding to pay for extra costs associated with his disability.
“For Adam to live his dream, he needs £4000,” reads the fundraiser page. “This will pay for specialist care equipment in Ibiza, along with travel and expenses cost for his two amazing PAs that enable him to live life the way he wants to live it.
“Without this extra support, Adam will not be able to fulfil his lifelong dream which he has worked so hard to achieve.”
“Adam has severe cerebral palsy and, for nearly 6 years, was confined to the four walls of his flat because he didn’t have the right disability support,” the page opens with. “This significantly impacted Adam’s health both physically, and mentally, leaving him with little hope for the future.
“3 years ago, Adam finally got the disability support he deserved and he has gone from strength to strength achieving one inspirational feat after another.
“Music is Adam’s passion. He has spent his whole life longing to showcase his incredible talent, but was unable to do so because he didn’t have the support in place.”
To donate to the fundraiser, and check out Adam’s showreel, head here.
Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter
Written by: Tim Hopkins