Archive for July, 2011
Posted on July 26th, 2011
Sarah Casciello and Mark Langham from IHG’s UK and Ireland Managed Estate, and friend Colin Palmer, scaled the 5,895 metres of Africa’s highest mountain via the Rongai Route. The trio hope to raise £5,000 from their adventure, which could fund six Whizz-Kidz clinics – where disabled children are assessed for the right wheelchair for their needs.
Following the challenge, Sarah said:
“It was by far the most amazing thing that we’ve ever done, but amazing didn’t come without a …
Posted on July 20th, 2011
The grand finale of the second annual National Children’s Poetry competition, hosted by SG World in support of the Whizz-Kidz charity, took place last month at Old Trafford, Manchester.
Attended by Whizz-Kidz patrons Sam & Mark, the event saw the nine winners (detailed below) recite their poems for an audience of celebrities, poets, pupils, teachers and parents. Three overall champions were then selected by Cheshire’s Poet Laureate, Terry Fox.
The National Poetry Competition was created to promote the importance of creativity in primary and secondary schools and to raise funds for Whizz-Kidz, its chosen charity. The one-day event also saw teachers pitted against each other in a series of X-Box Kinect games, entertaining their pupils by jumping, dodging and kicking their way …
Posted on July 19th, 2011
Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, Ruth Owen said:
“We are very heartened to see Health Secretary Andrew Lansley today announce children’s wheelchair services is to be one of eight key areas where, as of April 2012, patients will be able to choose the provider best-placed to meet their individual needs.
“This offers a real opportunity to extend to the rest of the country the improvements to wheelchair provision that Whizz-Kidz has developed with its existing NHS partners. Giving young wheelchair users the choice to be referred to providers like Whizz-Kidz will help transform the lives of around 70,000 children and young people in the UK who are waiting to receive the mobility equipment that is right …
Posted on July 14th, 2011
This range is the first ever Whizz-Kidz branded equipment and includes the BINGO® Evolution which has a 45º seat tilt & ‘Adaptive Suspension System’ – designed to enhance the care, comfort and independence of disabled children. The BINGO® Evolution is being launched in the UK along with the new ZIP® rehab buggy, which provides children with extra mobility within the reliable and secure buggy framework.
Ruth Owen, CEO of Whizz-Kidz, said of the new range “We are incredibly excited to be able to offer this …