The Toy Trust described Whizz-Kidz as an inspiring charity which will be a great partner for this year’s main fundraising during May Mayhem.
The Toy Trust is delighted to announce this International Wheelchair Day that it will be partnering with inspiring children’s mobility charity, Whizz-Kidz, for the Toy Trust’s May Mayhem event this year.
Whizz-Kidz bring mobility to children around the UK and is the UK’s leading charity for young wheelchair users, empowering young people by providing the wheelchairs, equipment, support and confidence-building experiences they need, and campaigning for a more inclusive society. The Toy Trust’s support will help bring independence and social inclusivity for many children and young people across the UK.
Graham Canning, Toy Trust chairman said: “We are thrilled to be joining with Whizz-Kidz this year through our main fundraiser, May Mayhem. It is an inspiring and worthy charity which is a great partner for our main fundraising focus during May this year. I hope as many people as possible from across the industry will get involved with us on our quest to bring mobility to some incredibly brave and special young people.”
Jennie Chmura, senior corporate partnerships manager at Whizz-Kidz, added: “Whizz-Kidz is delighted to be partnering with the Toy Trust for 2023’s May Mayhem. Its support will enable us to provide more children and young people with life-changing wheelchairs, giving them opportunities to be active, independent, and have fun and play.”
“We know that this can truly transform theirs, and their families lives,” Jennie continued. “Most of the 75,000 young people in the UK who need a wheelchair to be mobile aren’t able to receive one that fully meets their needs through local services. The Toy Trust is therefore playing a crucial role in helping us to achieve this mission: ensuring that all young wheelchair users are mobile, enabled and included.”
Taking place between Monday 1st and Wednesday 31st May 2023, under the banner of May Mayhem, the Toy Trust is inviting the toy industry to get involved in a month of fundraising activity, from anywhere in the UK in activities chosen by participants themselves as individuals and/or as part of a team.
The event will run across the entire month of May, a decision designed to give participants the flexibility to organise team events within companies, or for individuals to set themselves targets and challenges covering a longer period.
The Toy Trust will issue weekly progress updates during the month, sharing individual and team achievements. There will be a totaliser on the Toy Trust website, tracking the combined distance covered.