Whizz-Kidz is incredibly proud to announce our new partnership with Bolton Wanderers. The Sky Bet League One club has named us as their national charity for the 2016/17 season.
We look forward to participating in various initiatives and activities together over the coming year, including their Charity Match Day on Saturday 11th February 2017.
Marking the start of our work together, Kira Glossop, Whizz-Kidz, North West Kidz Board Representative says:
“My family and I love attending Bolton’s matches and are very excited that the charity we support is to be associated with this amazing club.
For the past few years now, I have been involved with Whizz-Kidz and they have made a huge difference to my life, offering me experiences that I could not have dreamt of otherwise. By being on the Kidz Board and representing the North West I am proud to play a part in steering the charity nationally. We all look forward to seeing how this partnership develops”
Ruth Madeley a supporter of Bolton Wanderers, Whizz-Kidz’s Champion and star of BBC Three’s Don’t Take My Baby, added:
“I’m a Bolton lass born and bred, so I’m thrilled to see the Trotters supporting an organisation so close to my heart! It’s thanks to Whizz-Kidz, that I’ve achieved what I have; I could only dream that one day I’d be a BAFTA-nominated actress and have such an exciting future ahead of me.
“I’m really hopeful that, through this partnership, we’ll be able to help many other young wheelchair users achieve their dreams, just like I have.”
Jayne Jackson, Funding and Charities Manager, Bolton Wanderers Community Trust commented:
“Bolton Wanderers are delighted to be working with Whizz Kidz as our National Charity for the 2016/17 season. We had a really high number of applications this year, but we were really impressed with the passion Whizz Kidz brings to its work, and felt that we could work in partnership with the Whizz-Kidz team to deliver even more successes. We look forward to developing a strong relationship throughout the year, and making a real difference to the lives of disabled young people.”