Charlotte visited their Head Office in Victoria and for the first time got to ring the “victory” bell alongside Ruth Owen, CEO and Malcolm Tyndall, Director of Fundraising.
This is how the donation will be used:
“We have 6 principle clinicians at Whizz-Kidz made up of therapists and engineers. Their aim is to support 1000 young people in 2018 with life-changing wheelchairs and equipment which will put them on the first step of the Whizz-Kidz life journey, and unlock their potential. This very generous donation will support one of those clinicians and we look forward to showing firsthand the difference this support makes to so many young wheelchair users lives.
Our skilled and experienced mobility therapists work closely with young people and their families in local communities across the UK. They support families through each stage of equipment provision, from initial assessment, to prescription, measurements and fittings through to the final handover at a clinic, taking into account not only the child’s medical needs but social ones too. Ensuring that a child receives the most suitable and comfortable piece of equipment that fits into their whole life and that can grow with them and allow them to follow their dreams.”