Whizz-Kidz aim is to ensure that every disabled child has an opportunity to be something special…a kid.
There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people in the UK waiting for a wheelchair that fits their young lives. That’s where we come in. Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children with the essential wheelchairs and other mobility equipment they need to lead fun and active childhoods.
The wheelchair is just the start…
Giving a disabled child a wheelchair is just the start of their journey with Whizz-Kidz. All around the country disabled children and young people are meeting and making friends at our growing network of local clubs. They’re having fun whizzing around obstacle courses, knocking over skittles, doing wheelies and learning about boring but important things like road safety at our wheelchair skills courses.
They’re forming campaign groups and meeting MPs, contacting the press, and designing campaign badges and posters. And because growing up can be a bit scary, they’re taking part in our work placement programme and building confidence at our life skills events.
The Fleur de Lys Foundation began to support Whizz-Kidz in 2012.