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Covid-19 Response

Vital donations from our supporters helped us to adapt and provide equipment safely during the pandemic

Whizz-Kidz Team
Whizz-Kidz Team

During the pandemic, our supporters responded to help us reach young people and deliver impact no matter what.

The donations helped us to adapt and provide equipment safely so we could invest in PPE and other protective equipment.

It also meant we could continue to provide our Clubs and other vital services so young people didn't have to feel isolated during lockdown.

People's Postcode Lottery

In a UK-first, funding from the Postcode Innovation Trust in September enabled us to provide our clinical service remotely, even at short notice, supporting young people in need.

As a result, they were able to receive their equipment before Christmas.

They now have the choice about where they go, what they do and who with - independence others can take for granted.

Thank you to our supporters

Toyota GB donated £3,000 through their Covid-19 Fighting Fund for PPE and other protective equipment.

Thales donated £6,000 (an increase of £1,000 in response to the pandemic, on top of an annual £5,000 donation).

The Cumbria Community Foundation donated £10,000 to support local disabled children.

A Whizz-Kidz mobility therapist completes a wheelchair handover in PPE

FTI Consulting donated £10,000.

London Stock Exchange donated £20,000.

Lloyds of London donated £40,000 through their Covid-19 Responde Funding.

Comic Relief and Children in Need helped keep our vital clinical service running, with emergency grants totalling more than £70,000.

Poundland staff went the extra mile and delivered essential shopping bags to young wheelchair users and their families. As an added bonus, they also included extra items including activity packs to keep busy over lockdown.

Click here to see our full Impact Report for 2020.