Whizz-kidz is delighted to partner with Funding Circle, a leading global small business loans platform, since the beginning of 2019.
Funding Circle has eagerly launched into a varied calendar of events, and as well as fundraising for Whizz-Kidz, they are keen to raise awareness about issues facing young disabled people throughout the organisation.
Lucy Vernall, General Counsel and Chief People Officer said: “Funding Circle is extremely proud to support Whizz-Kidz and the incredible work they do to help young people fulfil their potential. We’re passionate about giving back to our community, and it’s been fantastic to see so many Circlers dedicate time and energy to organising volunteering, fundraising and challenge events in order to support this very important cause.”
Since launching the partnership, Funding Circle have organised an array of creative fundraising events – including setting up a charity yoga group and taking on the Three Peaks Challenge; climbing the highest mountains in the UK in 24 hours!
Their next large fundraiser will be a fashion show hosted in the Funding Circle offices, engaging their small businesses and clients to help raise vital funds for Whizz-Kidz.
Funding Circle have also hosted an Employability Skills Day at their offices, giving young wheelchair users an insight to the world of work, help them to know their rights at their workplace and practice their interviewing technique.
The organisation will also be hosting a Disability Awareness Training session with Whizz-Kidz in November 2019, where staff will have the opportunity to learn about the partnership and discuss language surrounding disability and accessing the workplace more broadly.