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Posted on May 23rd, 2013
Emmerdale star Kitty McGeever, alongside a number of celebrities in the world of entertainment and sport have joined forces with the Government to help launch a campaign which aims to promote positive role models for disabled people.
Disability groups, including the charity Whizz-Kidz, have also leant their endorsement to the campaign which sees disabled people talking about their role models on a dedicated YouTube channel.
Latest stats show 81% of people thought the Paralympics had a positive impact on the way disabled people are perceived. Research also shows role models are one of the main ways of influencing perceptions towards disabled people.
British actress Kitty McGeever, who plays the fictional character Lizzie Lakely …
Posted on May 23rd, 2013
Whizz-Kidz is holding its second annual awards ceremony to recognise young disabled people’s successes – and is turning to the public to name who they feel has inspired a generation over the last 12 months.
The Kidz Unlimited Awards 2013 take place on July 10 at The House of Commons, and are being co-hosted by BBC3 and Paralympics TV presenter Rick Edwards, Channel 4 The Last Leg’s Alex Brooker, and ITV news journalist Nina Hossain.
Nominations for the ‘Generation Inspired’ Award are open right now, and the winner will be chosen by the charity’s Kidz Board. You can cast your vote at www.bit.ly/GenInspiredVote.
Eighteen-year-old Chair of the Board, …
Posted on May 1st, 2013
Whizz-Kidz warmly welcomes Transport for London’s pledge to roll out more manual boarding ramps across London’s Underground network – a key manifesto point in the charity’s ‘Generation Inspired?’ report, published in February 2013.
Whizz-Kidz polled young disabled people over five months following London’s 2012 Games, and received overwhelming feedback about the lack of ramps on the capital’s tubes and trains. One respondent stated, ‘I find it really frustrating having to rely on the train guard. I’ve been forgotten about in the past, and I don’t have the confidence to use the trains alone.’
In addition, the charity’s Kidz Board Chair George Fielding, 18, gave evidence …
Posted on April 29th, 2013
If you have applied for a ballot place in the London Marathon and are successful in getting one, we’d love for you to fundraise for Whizz-Kidz as an own place runner.
If you don’t get a ballot place or weren’t able to enter the ballot, we can offer you one of our charity places. You won’t find out if you got a ballot place until Autumn, so why not get in touch with our events team now to let them know you’re interested in …
Posted on April 24th, 2013
Whizz-Kidz Ambassador and wheelchair-racer Charlotte Moore won her fourth successive London Mini-Marathon at the weekend!
Charlotte, aged 14, competed amongst young disabled athletes from across the UK, and won her category, completing the three mile course in a lightning-fast 14 minutes, 29 seconds.
She received her trophy from HRH Prince Harry, no less – who even remembered her from her victory last year!
Charlotte’s had an exciting week – playing international-level basketball before taking part in Sunday’s event, and it’s no surprise that she aspires to compete in the Paralympics. We’ll be looking out for her …