A group of young wheelchair users from London got to experience first-hand the wild side of the city thanks to players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
The South London Ambassador Club, organised by the team at disabled children and young people’s charity Whizz-Kidz, attended ZSL London Zoo as part of the Zoo’s 2017 ‘Special Children’s Day’ – an event welcoming children and young people with special needs and their families and friends.
The Ambassador Club is part of Whizz-Kidz’s extensive range of services designed to help young people learn new skills, have fun and make new friends – many of which are only possible thanks to the generosity of players of the People’s Postcode Lottery.
Whizz-Kidz has been supported by players of the People’s Postcode Lottery since 2013 and, to date, they have generously awarded nearly one million pounds to support the charity’s work.
Hannah Smyth is Whizz-Kidz’s Regional Services Co-ordinator for London and Southend. She said:
“We’re so grateful to the players of the People’s Postcode Lottery, whose generosity make the services we provide in London and across the UK possible.
“Our trip to ZSL London Zoo was a fantastic opportunity for our young people to come face-to-face with all manner of exotic wildlife from around the world, and I know that everyone who attended had a really wonderful time.”