Archive for January, 2012
Posted on January 31st, 2012
A total of £2,400 was raised in December.
Andrew Howell, Whizz-Kidz acting Director of Fundraising, has said: “We are extremely grateful for the MoJ’s contribution. The money will directly enable these children to experience a happier, more independent 2012 – and to take part in family life as they grow.”
Nicola Baker, Senior Communications Manager at MoJ added, “We had a tremendous response to the fundraising. Individuals and teams around MoJ gave generously and imaginatively. To name just a few:
“HMCTS Midlands Regional Office in Birmingham raised £250 through a raffle and …
Posted on January 25th, 2012
Newport Dragons flyhalf, Jason Tovey, helped launch a Whizz-Kidz in Wales fundraising drive on Tuesday 24 January, at Rodney Parade.
Assisting him in the launch was 15-year-old Whizz-Kidz Ambassador, Ayesha Khan – a pupil at nearby Lliswerry High School. Ayesha has spina bifida and lat month received a new wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz.
“As a professional rugby player I spend every day training to keep at the top of my game. Never having a problem with getting around, it’s easy to take your mobility for granted, but meeting Ayesha and seeing how life-changing having the right wheelchair can be, is astonishing.”
With Jason Tovey’s help, Whizz-Kidz aims to raise £50,000 in Wales in 2012. All …
Posted on January 23rd, 2012
23 January Update:
We were sorry to see Mark leave the competition on Sunday – he was gaining in confidence and trying really hard. Bad luck, but we’re proud of you.
…It’s up to Sam to fly the Whizz-Kidz Patron flag now!
Good luck, and well done to both boys.
Whizz-Kidz Patrons – BAFTA nominated Children‘s TV presenters & radio favourites Sam Nixon & Mark Rhodes – are signed up to compete in this year’s ITV’s Dancing On Ice!
The pair – better known as Sam & Mark – have been working with the charity since 2010. Their championing and fundraising activity already includes; performing an …
Posted on January 5th, 2012
Sir David was appointed Chairman of Tesco PLC on 2 April 2004 – a position he held until the end of 2011 – and got to know the charity during 2006 when Whizz-Kidz was Tesco Charity of the Year. Although the smallest charity to have won the much-prized partnership, it raised the largest amount seen by the retailer up to that year – £3.5million. It also allowed Whizz-Kidz to help over 750 children in local areas by providing vital mobility equipment. He was appointed Chairman of Whizz-Kidz in May …