Disabled children's charity Whizz-Kidz has secured £100,000 from players of People's Postcode Lottery. This funding will provide disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, opportunities to meet others and training courses to help them gain skills and look forward to a bright future.
In 2013 Whizz-Kidz supported around 4,000 young people by supplying suitable wheelchairs and teaching them skills to improve their quality of life. Funding from our players will help this fantastic charity to provide these vital services to more people than ever before.
Ruth Owen OBE, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, said, "We would like to thank players of People's Postcode Lottery enormously for helping us provide mobility equipment and life skills to disabled children across the UK.
"We estimate there are 70,000 disabled children and young people who are missing out on their childhoods because of inappropriate equipment and a lack of opportunities to join in. This vital support from players of People's Postcode Lottery will help us give these children the chance of a bright future, through life-transforming wheelchairs, skills training and essential work opportunities."
Hazel Johnstone, Trusts Manager at People's Postcode Lottery, added, "Whizz-Kidz truly changes the lives of thousands of disabled children, and their families, across the UK. We are incredibly proud that funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery will enable this fantastic organisation to reach out to so many more young people who really need their support."