Stevenage MP Stephen McPartland met Paralympian double gold medallist Hannah Cockroft MBE, who received her first sports wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz in 2007, as well as two of the charity’s young Ambassadors – both of whom aspire to compete in the Games in the future. Stephen has backed Whizz Kidz from his first day as a Member of Parliament.
Stephen said, "It was fantastic to meet Hannah and the Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors and hear about the charity’s valuable work providing mobility equipment and opportunities for young disabled people. They do fantastic work locally in providing disabled children and young people with wheelchairs and with life skills through their work placements programme and wheelchair skills training. It’s so important that the views of young disabled people shape plans for the Paralympic legacy and I am delighted to back Whizz-Kidz."
Hannah Cockroft MBE said: "The day I received my wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz changed my life. My hope for the legacy of the Paralympics is that more young disabled people will not just be inspired – but have the opportunities - to go for gold and succeed in whatever they want to do."
In 2012, 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.