One of the Maverick Rugby Club players, Joe Barrett (we also sponsor) had recently ran the London Marathon and we supported him in raising fund for the Whizz-Kidz.
We are the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users.
Is a society in which every young wheelchair user is mobile, enabled and included.
To empower young wheelchair users by providing the wheelchairs, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigning for a more inclusive society.
Why does Whizz-Kidz exist?
What are the problems we are here to address?
An estimated 75,000 young people in the UK need a wheelchair to be mobile.
Most young people aren’t getting a wheelchair that fully meets their needs through their local services
For a young person, having the wrong wheelchair can lead to dependence on others, social isolation, poor mental health, pain and injury.
Without the ability to be independent young wheelchair users are restricted in their ability to socialize and participate in society.