Our Generation Inspired? campaign is backed by a number of Paralympians, including stars of London 2012’s unforgettable Games.
Here’s why they’re supporting our campaign…
Whizz-Kidz Patron Hannah Cockroft MBE
Double Gold medal winner for both the 100 metres and 200 metres (T34) in the London 2012 Paralympics, Hannah holds Paralympic and world records for her wheelchair racing. She received her first wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz and is now one of our Patrons!
'I won two gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and it was my racing wheelchair Sally that carried me to those two glorious victories. But Sally wasn’t always the most important chair in my life. Five years ago, I was given my first sports wheelchair from a charity called Whizz-Kidz…The day I received my wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz changed my life. My hope for the legacy of the Paralympics is that more young disabled people will not just be inspired, but also have the opportunities to go for gold and succeed in whatever they want to do.'
Whizz-Kidz supporter, ex-Paralympian and television presenter, Ade supports our ‘Generation Inspired?’ campaign.
'As a former competitor, and having now spent two weeks presenting for the Paralympics, I think these have been the best Games ever. But I’m interested in what young disabled people want to see as the legacy now they have drawn to a close.'
Paralympic medallist, world record holder and Whizz-Kidz supporter Sam Hynd won a Gold in the S8 400m freestyle and a Bronze in SM8 200m individual freestyle medley in Beijing and a Bronze in the S8 400m freestyle in London this summer.
'It’s my honour and privilege to support Whizz-Kidz and the ‘Generation Inspired?’ initiative. There’s been so much excitement around the Paralympic Games and for me, it’s all about keeping this momentum going!'
Charlotte won a silver medal in the 2012 Paralympics in the SB6 100m Breaststroke, and has lent her support to the campaign:
'I’m proud to have represented my country in London 2012, and bringing home a Silver medal feels fantastic. I know there are thousands of young disabled people excited for a UK legacy following the Games, so I’m supporting Whizz-Kidz’s ‘Generation Inspired?’ campaign to help highlight these hopes and ensure lasting change.'