Whizz-Kidz provide life skills, support, and life-changing mobility equipment to young, disabled people to give them the confidence, ability and independence they need to drive their futures.
BMW Group UK partnered with Whizz-Kids over 2015/16 and pledged to raise £200,000 in fundraising activities. Under the strapline 'Kids in the Driving Seat', the partnership set out to address the lack of suitable mobility equipment provisions for children, and thus provide them with the opportunities to gain the skills and support they need to thrive.
The partnership proved to be BMW's most successful ever, raising more than £315,000 in total. The money funded 60 pieces of mobility equipment and 109 places on wheelchair skills training schemes, as well as places in clubs and camps set up to teach skills and combat social isolation.