Turning bikes into trikes - and miles into smiles.
In August 2013, committed Whizz-Kidz supporter Rahul Moodgal and one of the charity’s Directors, Nick Goldup, cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats, raising over £180,000, enabling the charity to give over 100 disabled children a life changing trike – and their first taste of childhood.
A trike can give a disabled child the chance to move more independently, and exercise and play safely – often their condition means they wouldn’t be able to steer or pedal a normal bike. You can find out more about the difference a trike can make by reading Frankee's story.
Childhood disability can be tough. Kids that lack the ability to get around independently can miss out on so much; the chance to join in, make friends and even simply make decisions – shall I go left, or shall I go right? This can leave them lagging behind in developing social skills, confidence and self esteem. It sets them apart and cuts them adrift from childhood. For children who already have the odds stacked against them, this is a particularly cruel twist.
But it doesn’t have to be like this. Whizz-Kidz is a national charity that provides disabled children with the right mobility equipment at the right time, so they don’t miss out on being a kid, or developing into a happy, confident adult.
You can still donate to Nick & Rahul’s challenge by clicking the ‘Sponsor me’ button above, or you can text kidz72 £2 / £5 / £10 to 70700 (e.g. kidz72 £5).