Whizz-Kidz is delighted to announce the launch of its new smartphone app. Designed with disabled children, young people and their families in mind, it allows users to view mobility equipment available from Whizz-Kidz, discover additional Whizz-Kidz’s services, such as wheelchair skills training, and find out how they can get involved in fundraising and volunteering.
Whizz-Kidz CEO, Ruth Owen OBE, said: ‘There are an estimated 70,000 disabled children and young people in the UK currently waiting for appropriate mobility equipment, so it is vital that we use all available channels to reach them.
At Whizz-Kidz, we are relentlessly focussed on our users and the App is the latest in a series of Whizz-Kidz innovations which seeks to give disabled kids the childhood they deserve and a future full of potential.’
The Whizz-Kidz App is completely free to download from the App Store and the Play Store. We are very grateful to the Department of Health for funding this app, and would also like to say a big thank you to Strawberry, the Hull-based digital agency who partnered with us to create the app.
The Whizz-Kidz App will help us to:
Reach a wider audience
The Whizz-Kidz App will help us to reach more people and let them know about Whizz-Kidz services: whether that’s applying for mobility equipment or accessing one of our added value services – ambassador clubs, wheelchair skills training, work placements and residential camps.
Give customers a voice
The Whizz-Kidz App features all the power chairs, manual chairs and buggies available through Whizz-Kidz, along with ratings given to them by other wheelchair users. Once a disabled child or young person has received their mobility equipment, they can add their own review too.
Provide mobility equipment quickly and cost-effectively
The Whizz-Kidz App links to our online application process, which allows users to submit detailed and accurate information about their mobility needs. This means we reduce the need for lots of clinic appointments, which reduces costs and speeds up the process!
Support fundraisers and volunteers
If you’d like to fundraise for Whizz-Kidz, volunteer for us or donate, the Whizz-Kidz App can help you do that too! Use the map view to find fundraising or volunteering opportunities near you, or hit the ‘donate’ button to donate by text or using your credit / debit card.
Download the Whizz-Kidz App now!
You can download the Whizz-Kidz App completely free of charge from the App Store or the Android Store by searching ‘Whizz-Kidz’ or by clicking on the links below: