Whizz-Kidz, along with Make-A-Wish® UK and Tommy’s, are proud to announce their new, national partnership with Poundland, who have pledged to raise £1million over the next year.
From today, Monday 20th November, Poundland customers, suppliers, and colleagues are all being encouraged to change the lives of children, young people and families in their local communities through donations in store.
To mark the announcement, Bradley, a key member of our Midland’s Kidz-Board, joined Barry Williams, Managing Director of Poundland, and representatives from the other charities at the Birmingham Corporation Street to reveal the new ‘Proudland’ store sign and partnership logo.
The Charity Ambassadors also revealed that thanks to Poundland’s fundraising here at Whizz-Kidz, we will be able to provide over 4,000 opportunities for young wheelchair users to achieve their potential.
Barry Williams, Poundland MD said, “I’m delighted that over the next three years we’ll be supporting these three amazing charities. We don’t believe anyone has created a charity partnership like this before, so we have a great opportunity to give back to the local communities and help change the lives of children and families, by raising as much money as possible. This is the start of a very exciting partnership.”
Ruth Owen OBE, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz, said: “We are delighted that Poundland have chosen to support Whizz-Kidz over the next three years, helping us to ensure that young wheelchair users get the right equipment, support and life skills to build bright futures and achieve their potential.
“By selecting Whizz-Kidz to be part of Team #Proudland alongside Tommy’s and Make-A-Wish, Poundland have shown a real commitment to disabled children, young people and families across all communities, and we look forward to working with them on a host of fundraising activities over the coming months.”
To get involved and support Make-A-Wish, Tommy’s and Whizz-Kidz, head down to your local Poundland store to see how you can donate today.
You can also find out more about the partnership here