A youth group of disabled young people in Exeter has met to plan a year of fun activities for 2017 thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Ambassador Club, organised by the team at disabled children and young people’s charity Whizz-Kidz, is part of the charity’s extensive range of services designed to help young people learn new skills, have fun and make new friends. Last year’s activities included pumpkin carving, boccia, wheelchair skills training and days out and about in Exeter.
Whizz-Kidz has been supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery since 2013 and, to date, they have generously awarded more than three quarters of a million pounds to support the charity’s work.
Sally Ellis is Whizz-Kidz’s Regional Services Co-Ordinator for Exeter and the South West. She said:
“Everyone at Whizz-Kidz is incredibly grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, whose generosity makes the work we do here in Exeter possible.
“Last year our Ambassador Club was a massive success, and we know that the young people in attendance really enjoyed it. We hope that this year will be even bigger and better!”
Fenella Johnson is 20, and regularly attends Whizz-Kidz services in the South West. She said:
“Like any other young person, young wheelchair users just want an opportunity to try new things, learn new skills and make friends, which is why the services Whizz-Kidz offers in Exeter and the South West are so important and valuable.
“We’re really grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery for their support in helping Whizz-Kidz to deliver these services, and hope they’ll continue to support our work for years to come! Thank you!”