Children’s mobility charity Whizz-Kidz has announced that one of its senior business champions will cycle the length of Britain, from Land’s End to John O’Groats, to raise £200,000.
Rahul Moodgal, Whizz-Kidz Business Ambassador, has committed to undertaking the challenge in August 2013 with one of the charity’s Board Directors, Nick Goldup. Their £200,000 target is set to provide 200 much needed trikes for disabled children currently on the waiting list across the UK. The challenge was launched at the House of Commons by Paraylmpic Gold medallist, swimmer Sam Hynd, and backed by Dr Sarah Wollaston MP.
Nick Goldup says: “We all witnessed the phenomenal talent, skills and ambitions of disabled people during the Paralympics, and Whizz-Kidz wants to capitalise on the legacy of the Games – to create more access to sport, but also to offer greater opportunity for young disabled people across all areas of society. That’s why we’ll use our challenge to seek out sporting facilities in each region, to see for ourselves whether the Paralympics have left a lasting legacy.
“More importantly though, we want to raise as much money as possible, so that 200 children are given the independence they deserve. Just by receiving the right mobility equipment they can have lives full of potential, where they can participate in the fun activities every young person is entitled to, and maybe even aspire to be the Paralympians of the future.”
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