North Herefordshire MP Bill Wiggin is now an MP Champion for Whizz-Kidz, supporting local and national work with disabled youngsters.
Bill Wiggin MP signed up to become a Parliamentary Champion for the disabled children’s charity after meeting and being inspired by double gold medal winning Paralympian Hannah Cockroft.
In the past five years two North Herefordshire youngsters have been helped by Whizz-Kidz, who provided mobility equipment worth thousands of pounds such as powered and lightweight manual wheelchairs and sports wheelchairs.
Bill Wiggin MP said: “I’m delighted to support Whizz-Kidz by becoming an MP Champion. They do fantastic work locally, providing disabled children with mobility equipment and the opportunity to lead independent and active lives.
“I’ve already worked closely with Whizz-Kidz, most recently backing their Generation Inspired campaign into Paralympic Legacy and I’m looking forward to continuing to support their work in North Herefordshire as an MP Champion.”
As a Parliamentary Champion Bill Wiggin MP will be supporting Whizz-Kidz’s work locally, raising their work in Parliament and by meeting some of the charity’s young Ambassadors, seven of whom are from Herefordshire.
George Fielding, Chair of the Whizz-Kidz Kidz Board said: “Bill has always been an enthusiastic supporter of Whizz-Kidz and we’re really excited that he is continuing to support our work by becoming an MP Champion!
“As a charity, we simply could not do what we do – transform the lives of young disabled people like myself, without the backing of Whizz-Kidz supporters across the UK so we’re really grateful for Bill’s support.”
As well as providing disabled children with life-changing mobility equipment, the charity also provides a range of activities to increase the independence and confidence of young disabled people, including work placements, wheelchair skills training and residential camps.
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.