Our Ambassador Clubs are youth groups for wheelchair users aged 12-18. Our clubs run all over the UK and are a great place for young people to meet up, make friends and have fun! Here, Georgia shares her experience of attending her first club.
I attended my first Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors meeting on the 7th of February 2015. Before I arrived I was feeling very anxious as I didn’t quite know what to expect. On arrival, I felt very shy but everyone was so friendly and welcoming I soon felt at ease.
We did various activities during the day like a game called funky seaweed which is a bit like stuck in the mud. We also played a few games of wheelchair dodge ball which I really enjoyed. We started planning what we are going to be doing this year. I also enjoyed just talking to people who are in a similar situation to me, finding out what life is like for them and what they enjoy doing.
I think Whizz-Kidz is a great place for young disabled people to make new friends and feel a bit more confident, to try new things and help achieve our goals for the future like work experience. I also like that we get to run our own club and we have a huge say in what we are going to be doing. We started my first session with a game of “would you rather” to get to know each other better! That was funny and really helped to break the ice.
Things I enjoy doing include wheelchair racing and anything to do with sports, writing, drama, camping, art and music! I love anything that will keep me active, happy and confident. I love sharing things with people and making other people smile! I love to talk and I can get a conversation going with anyone. I can’t wait for our next meeting and continue building our little community. I urge anyone with a disability to come along as it has been the best experience ever and has already made me so much more confident.