National Lottery Awards 2016: Whizz-Kidz needs your help!

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Whizz-Kidz needs you to help us win big at the 2016 National Lottery Awards.

My Friends, My Skills, My Future, Whizz-Kidz’s Big Lottery-funded programme of activities in Wales, has reached the final stages of the awards and, if the programme gets enough votes from you, the public, we are in line to win a £3,000 cash prize to support Whizz-Kidz’s work.

Delivered across six areas in Wales, My Friends, My Skills, My Future aims to support young disabled people between the ages of 14 and 25.

Running from September 2013 to September 2016, the programme offers Ambassador Clubs, wheelchair skills training, work placements and residential trips to young disabled people in Wales.

Designed to promote confidence and self-esteem, and help young disabled people develop important life skills, the scheme is also providing an often vital social network for these young people in Wales.

Jo Fashan, Regional Services Area Manager for Whizz-Kidz Wales, said:

“I’m delighted that the project has reached the finals of The National Lottery Awards. National Lottery funding has helped us launch Ambassador Youth Clubs in Bangor, Cardiff, Conwy, Powys, Swansea and Wrexham, and around 150 young people reported increased confidence and life skills as a result of attending.

“It’s easy to vote, so we’re hoping people support us, to help us gain national recognition for this important work.”

Ayesha Khan is a Whizz-Kidz Ambassador and the Wales Representative for the Whizz-Kidz Kidz Board. She said:

“I’ve done so much thanks to My Friends, My Skills, My Future. I’ve been able to take part in lots of volunteering, and I recently spoke at our first Wales conference. I’ve taken part in fundraising, I’ve been to two Camps and I’ve also had two work placements thanks to this scheme.

“It’s been brilliant and every opportunity has given me more confidence and independence than I had before.”

Voting for My Friends, My Skills, My Future couldn’t be simpler – simply visit the voting website, enter your email address, and click the ‘vote for’ button. Every vote counts – so please help us celebrate our work in Wales and across the UK by voting today! 

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