Our partnership with international service company Serco raised over £264,000 between 2013 and 2015, with many colleagues continuing to support Whizz-Kidz today.
The money raised by Serco staff – through a variety of fundraising events from dress down days through to scaling Mount Kilimanjaro – funded:
- Wheelchairs and specialist mobility equipment for 61 children across the UK.
- 1,000 hours of our expert Mobility Therapists's work, working with families to identify the right equipment for their child’s needs.
- 212 places at our Ambassador Clubs (youth clubs) for young people, providing an opportunity to make friends, have fun and learn new skills.
- 100 places at our Wheelchair Skills Training schemes, which give young wheelchair users the skills to use their equipment safely and confidently.
Serco also promoted volunteering opportunities amongst its staff (this picture shows senior managers volunteering at Whizz-Kidz’s Croydon Ambassador Club), and offered work placements for young disabled people. Serco also raised awareness of accessibility across its UK contracts, in collaboration with Whizz-Kidz, to demonstrate the importance of freedom of movement and opportunity for young wheelchair users.
Ed Casey, Chief Operating Officer of Serco Group said,
"I’m extremely proud of our colleagues who have devoted a huge amount of time and energy to raising money for Whizz-Kidz.This is a great charity which does so much to support young people to fulfil their potential, and Serco is delighted to be able to play a part in their inspiring work."
A huge thank you
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Serco who have helped us reach this fantastic amount, and for investing in young people to give them the chance of a childhood and a bright ambitious future. Your support really is transforming lives around the UK. Young people like Laurie, who – as well as winning people over with his cheeky sense of humour – is a passionate campaigner who enjoys challenging people's perceptions of what disabled people can achieve.