Young disabled people wheel into the great outdoors

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Whizz-Kidz teamed up with the National Trust to hold an outdoor activity event in Clumber Park in Nottinghamshire, for young wheelchair users and their families on Tuesday 18th August 2015.

Twenty five young wheelchair users and their families from across the East Midlands and Yorkshire took part in a scavenger hunt, orienteering, nature sculpture and other outdoor activities in Clumber Park's 3,800 acre expanse of heath, woods and parklands, as part of Whizz-Kidz's youth club programme.

For families of young wheelchair users it can be a logistical nightmare to organise trips out to big parks and outdoor activity centers, but this event with the National Trust helped young disabled people to break down barriers and enjoy the British countryside.  

Heather Smith, Equality Specialist from National Trust said: ‘It was great to work with Whizz-Kidz on this event.  We are developing an increasingly strong family offer and expanding our sporting activities too and it is important that these are inclusive.  We can learn a lot from the event about how to improve our offer for young wheelchair users and I hope we can work with Whizz-Kidz more in the future.’

Thanks to recent funding from the Big Lottery Fund, Whizz-Kidz is running more youth services for young wheelchair users than ever before, with youth clubs, wheelchair skills training, work placements, camps and leadership training and events like this one with partner organisations like the National Trust.

For further information about how you can get involved please visit our Young People's Services pages and complete our sign up formcall us on: 0800 151 3350 or email us: 



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