Archive for June, 2012
Posted on June 22nd, 2012
She says: “The award came as a complete shock, but I am delighted about the profile this gives Whizz-Kidz and the importance of independent mobility for children and young people. I consider the Honour a team effort, and none of this would be possible without the hard work of the charity’s staff and trustees, strategic partners, and all who donate their time and money to us.
“I am touched by everyone’s kind words. For me now, it’s back to business.”
Ruth Owen, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, has been acknowledged …
Posted on June 1st, 2012
34 Cardiff and Vale health care professionals joined family and friends on a 28 mile bike ride from Cardiff to Pontypridd – and back – raising almost £1,000 for disabled kids’ charity Whizz-Kidz.
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Children’s Occupational Therapy (OT) department organised the ride, which took in the picturesque Taff Trail. The OT department works in partnership with Whizz-Kidz for one week each summer to run Wheelchair Skills Training sessions, for local young wheelchair users to build skills and confidence using their new mobility equipment.
Last year, Whizz-Kidz was able to support 53 children in Wales through this specialist training alone. Each event costs around £2500 to run. …