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Business Alliance Patron

Find out more about the benefits of being a Patron of the Whizz-Kidz Business Alliance

Why join?

It costs £20,000 to join the Business Alliance at the Patron level. That’s enough to fund up to six manual wheelchairs. There are many benefits to becoming a Patron of the Whizz-Kidz Business Alliance:

General benefits

  • Licensing of Whizz-Kidz name and logo
  • Regular communications to keep up to date with news from Whizz-Kidz and relevant issues
  • Invitations to engagement events
  • Whizz-Kidz service visit opportunities
  • Opportunity to host Whizz-Kidz engagement events with opportunities to network with Whizz-Kidz corporate partners and individual supporters, showcase our partnership and relevant activities
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Working together

  • Access to staff engagement opportunities (fundraising and volunteering)
  • Guaranteed places in Whizz-Kidz events up to the value of £1,000 per annum in registration fees OR support to deliver a bespoke fundraising challenge.
  • Two face to face Disability Awareness Training sessions per annum
  • Access to Whizz-Kidz online Disability Awareness Training module for all staff
  • Support to become a Whizz-Kidz Work Placements and/or Employability Skills Day Host
  • One Workplace inclusivity assessment: feedback from young wheelchair users
  • One bespoke collaborative communications campaign or event per annum
  • Opportunity to engage with Whizz Kidz Family Network and promote relevant goods and services
  • Bespoke consultation project with young wheelchair users
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Recognition

  • Membership plaque or alternative of your choice for your premises, to show your support (One provided – further copies may be purchased)
  • Digital assets for use on corporate website, email signatures, relevant communications
  • Profile on Whizz-Kidz website with link to corporate site
  • Recognition on Whizz-Kidz Social Media Channels
  • Recognition in Whizz-Kidz Annual Review (print and online)
  • Bespoke social media content and PR support

Support

  • Dedicated relationship manager to support you throughout your membership
  • Support to develop bespoke partnership activity plan, materials and resources
  • Support from Whizz-Kidz Communications Team
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Our Patrons

Whizz-Kidz and Jardine Motors Group have been in partnership since 2014 and in that time Jardine have raised over £1.1million to help young wheelchair users. Jardine’s support for Whizz-Kidz is incredibly wide-ranging and no stone is left unturned in promoting the rights of young wheelchair users and promoting accessibility. To further demonstrate their dedication to diversity and inclusion, they became Founding Patrons of the Business Alliance.

Since joining the Business Alliance, Jardine has supported young wheelchair users by hosting Employability Skills Day sessions and providing Disability Awareness Training to their colleagues. They have also received an assessment on their website’s accessibility from the young wheelchair users on our Kidz-Board.

Long-standing supporter Barratt Developments joined the Business Alliance as a Founding Patron in recognition of the work they are doing with our Kidz Board.

As a Business Alliance Patron, you can work with the young people we support on a bespoke consultation project. We are working with Barratt Developments to improve the accessibility of the housing industry.

The Kidz Board assessed the accessibility of a number of major housing developments by leading home builder Barratt Developments. They reported their findings to senior leadership team members and the Chief Executive.

“The Kidz Board did such a great job producing the 10 simple steps to improve a housing development’s communal areas. It was great to hear the feedback although there are still instances of badly designed spaces across the UK affecting wheelchair users. I’m still shaking my head at the example of the nearest dropped curb being 5 streets away!” – David Thomas, CEO Barratt Developments