Archive for October, 2011
Posted on October 31st, 2011
Whizz-Kidz Young Ambassadors experienced their own ‘Paralympics’ with a day of accessible sports at Leigh Sports Centre on Friday 28 October – featuring a special game of powered wheelchair football between Ex-Everton legend Graeme Sharp versus Everton supporter Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP.
Young wheelchair users took part in a variety of sports including wheelchair football, basketball and boccia, and were supported by the Wheelchair Football Association (WFA). Also providing training, coaching and support on the day were Mark Clayton, Chairman of the Bolton Bullets powerchair football club, and John Gilmore and Stuart Hamer – Coach and Secretary respectively – of Sale …
Posted on October 24th, 2011
The launch of Oxfordshire author Hannah Ensor’s new children’s picture books – written in collaboration with young Ambassadors on our Kidz Board – made their debut at a book launch at Willowcroft Primary school, Saturday October 22.
The two books, Biscuit Baking and Welly Walks, are simple stories told with humour and mischief that celebrate childhood play – irrespective of using a wheelchair. They are designed to make children aged two to five years old – and their parents – look past disability.
Five-time World Champion and six time Paralympic medalist swimmer Fran Williamson joined the family friendly afternoon – filled with balloons, bubbles, face-painting …
Posted on October 19th, 2011
The Kidz Unlimited Awards are to be Whizz-Kidz’s new national recognition event, celebrating the exceptional skills, talent and dedication of our young disabled Ambasssadors – and volunteers – across our Kidz Unlimited project.
The Awards will also recognise the important role the Ambassador Network plays in influencing change on a regional and national level to improve the lives of young disabled people.
All finalists will be invited to attend a special awards ceremony at the House of Commons on Wednesday 8 February 2012, where the winners will be announced and presented with their awards in front of MPs, invited guests and other members of the Whizz-Kidz family.