Freemasons make donation to disabled children's charity

Young lives are being transformed thanks to help from the Freemasons.

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 18:12 pm
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 15:19 pm
Libby Tipper and Jonathan Richards from Whizz Kidz.

Young wheelchair users across the North East have been given a helping hand by The Masonic Charitable Foundation, thanks to a donation of almost £50,000 to disabled children and young people’s charity Whizz-Kidz.

The grant will support the team of Whizz-Kidz mobility engineers, who travel and work in communities across the North East, delivering and maintaining vital mobility equipment for disabled children and young people.

Mike Heenan, treasurer of The Masonic Charitable Foundation, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this grant to Whizz-Kidz, which will help to make a difference to the lives of disabled children and young people across the North East by providing them with the support and equipment they need to reach their full potential.”

The team of mobility engineers are based around the UK and support the clinical team in choosing the right equipment at the assessment stage, overseeing the ordering and procurement, and completing a timely handover of the equipment.

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Jonathan Richards, mobility engineer for the North for Whizz-Kidz, said: “It is incredibly important that disabled children and young people have the right wheelchair to suit their needs.

“This invaluable support from The Masonic Charitable Foundation will now help us to reach more young wheelchair users across the North East, providing them with the equipment and the freedom and independence they need to live a full and active life.”

For more information about Whizz Kidz visit www.whizz-kidz.org.uk