£45k donation helps young wheelchair users gain independence with valuable equipment

£45k donation helps young wheelchair users gain independence with valuable equipment

A crucial donation from Simplyhealth, a UK health services company, is assisting more young wheelchair users in the UK gain independence, sponsoring their movement equipment through the charity Whizz-Kidz.

Whizz-Kidz is a UK charity for young wheelchair users, which empowers young individuals by providing the wheelchair devices, support and confidence-building experiences they need.

Research from the charity recommends that around 75,000 youths in the UK need a wheelchair to be mobile and the majority of are not getting a chair that satisfies their needs through local services.

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Simplyhealths contribution will support around 15 youths to experience the life-changing effect that having the ideal wheelchair brings, empowering them to take pleasure in independence, enjoyable and freedom.

Charlottes mum, Jessica, stated: “Charlotte formerly invested most of her life in a little area on the floor in your home, today we can put her in a wheelchair and its definitely life-altering for her and us. Its so lovely to see her play. I would not like to think of what her life would be like if we had not been able to get her wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz.”

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Wendy Cummins, Community Manager at Simplyhealth, concluded: “We are proud to play our part in helping a charity like Whizz-Kidz continue their hard work. The financing makes it possible for more youths around the UK to get the right movement equipment assisting them and their households to live more totally free and independent lives.”

One of those was two-year-old Charlotte, who was not able to get up from the floor due to her health conditions, that include spina bifida and hip dyspraxia. Her moms and dads discovered WhizzKidz site, which changed their households life.

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Supporting with equipment, Whizz-Kidz likewise supports young peoples households and provides a variety of activity programmes, wheelchair skills training and employability programmes to support young people under 18 to become confident and supporting their journey to being independent young adults.

Whizz-Kidz supports around 1,000 kids and youths each year with important movement devices and intends to double this by 2025.

Matt Wynes, Director of Fundraising and Communications at Whizz-Kidz, commented: “We are thrilled that Simplyhealth has actually so kindly supported Whizz-Kidz with a ₤ 45,000 contribution, demonstrating their commitment to supporting young wheelchair users throughout the UK. This kind contribution will have a huge impact, helping us to provide the devices and assistance youths require so that they can be mobile, consisted of and made it possible for.”

Simplyhealth provides financial and volunteer assistance to large and small causes around the nation.

Charlottes mum, Jessica, said: “Charlotte previously invested most of her life in a little space on the floor at home, but now we can put her in a wheelchair and its absolutely life-changing for her and us. Its so charming to see her play. I wouldnt like to believe about what her life would be like if we hadnt been able to get her wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz.”