Emma helps Whizz-kidz celebrate awards for young disabled people

July 12, 2013

130712 Emma Lewell-Buck MP Whizz-KidzSouth Shields MP Emma Lewell-Buck joined the disabled children’s charity Whizz-Kidz at a star-studded awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of young disabled people from across the UK.

The Kidz Unlimited Awards, held in the House of Commons, and hosted by Channel 4’s Rick Edwards, showcased the talent and achievements of Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors from across the UK.

Emma Lewell-Buck MP met with young Ambassadors from the charity to congratulate them on their achievements and talk about their aspirations.

Emma said:

“It was fantastic to meet the Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors at the Kidz Unlimited Awards – they really are an inspirational group of young people.

“Whizz-Kidz do great work locally providing disabled children and young people with wheelchairs and with life skills through their work placements programme and wheelchair skills training.

“I’m very proud to be one of the charity’s Parliamentary Champions and to support their work in South Shields and across the UK”

George, 18, Chair of the Whizz-Kidz Kidz Board said:

“The Kidz Unlimited Awards were a brilliant way to recognise just some of the amazing achievements of Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors, and we were delighted that Emma joined in our celebrations! We are very grateful for their support for Whizz-Kidz in Westminster and South Shields.”

Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people across the UK with life-changing mobility equipment and also provide opportunities for disabled youngsters to learn valuable life skills, make friends and become more independent, through their youth clubs, residential camps, wheelchair skills training and work placements programme.

Last year, the charity transformed the lives of 2025 disabled children and youngsters in the UK by providing life-changing mobility equipment such as powered and lightweight wheelchairs, specialist sports wheelchairs and specially adapted bikes and trikes.

For more information about Whizz-Kidz’s work providing disabled children and young people a chance of a childhood and the skills for a bright future, visit www.whizz-kidz.org.uk.

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