FUNDRAISING NEWS: Whizz-Kidz funds ambassadors with Comic Relief grant

Young disabled people will have the chance to have a say in their local communities following a £90,000 award from Comic Relief to mobility charity Whizz-Kidz.

The grant, which will be made over the next three years, is specifically for the development of the Kidz Board, 10 young ambassadors of Whizz-Kidz who meet quarterly to discuss and promote disability and mobility issues affecting them.

"We plan to increase the impact and presence of the Kidz Board across the regions and at a local level, allowing more young people to get involved and have their say," said spokeswoman Jill Cochrane.

The funding will allow the board to develop their role as national representatives for Whizz-Kidz and to increase consultation with beneficiaries.

The group will hold a series of national conferences for young people, develop regional meetings to give local service-users the chance to discuss issues and expand the Whizz newsletter.

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