Independence is a major part of growing up. From the first time you pop down the road to post a letter, to your first attempt to cook a meal, to your first journey to school on your own. Children want to be independent, do things for themselves and take control. And disabled children are no different.
Whizz-Kidz provides customised mobility equipment and training for disabled children, facilitating their independence and giving them the same opportunities as other children. Over 70,000 disabled children in the UK could benefit from this help.
The right wheelchair and support means a disabled child can go out and play with friends, go to mainstream schools and fully participate in family life.
My life has been totally amazing since receiving my new wheelchair. It has made me more confident at school... I am finding it easier to get about and reach the things I need. I can now also write on the white board, because I can adjust my chair to reach. Miss Independent I am! - Lauren
Our legendary support package:
Whizz-Kidz is one of the biggest and brightest teams, with legendary support from sign-up to right past the finish line. Whizz-Kidz supports you every step of the way with:
- Personal support from the dedicated team
- Top quality running vest
- Exclusive Whizz-Kidz training day
- Personal training advice with our experienced running coach
- Extensive fundraising advice and merchandise
- A Virgin London Marathon training schedule
- Personal support at the Whizz-Kidz Virgin London Marathon Expo stand, to answer your last-minute questions
- Five of the loudest cheering points on the course on race day
- A recovery reception providing you with a massage, food & drink and the chance to meet up with family and friends
But don't just believe us! See what past runners think of Team Whizz-Kidz:
Whizz-Kidz is the ONLY charity to run for. What a day! The staff and their continuous support is the best, and the kids are a true inspiration!
- Deborah Carter, London Marathon 2010
How to sign up:
To join Team Whizz-Kidz, one of the biggest and brightest London Marathon teams, we need you to pledge to raise at least £1600 for Whizz-Kidz, and pay a (refundable) deposit of £100 to secure your place. If you are happy with this commitment, register your interest below or email email@example.com and we'll send you an application form. You need to fill this in with lots of good fundraising ideas and then we will call you back to talk you through the next steps.
If you get a ballot place we's still love to have you on the team. You'll receive the exact same first-class Whizz-Kidz support. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Events Hotline on 020 7233 9696 to get signed up.
Whizz-Kidz also has places in a whole host of runs including Paris, New York, Berlin, Chicago and Dublin Marathons, Bupa 10,000 and the London Triathlon. Visit Whizz-Kidz Events for more info now.