Huppert becomes MP Champion for Whizz-Kidz
Cambridge MP Julian Huppert has become an MP Champion for disabled children’s charity, Whizz-Kidz.
Julian has promised to raise the charity’s work in Parliament and back it locally by meeting some of its Young Ambassadors.
Earlier this year, Julian met Paralympic champion, double gold medallist, Hannah Cockroft MBE and two of the charity’s Young Ambassadors hoping to compete in future Paralympics during the charity’s manifesto launch at the House of Commons. Hannah received her first sports wheelchair from Whizz-Kidz in 2007.
The ‘Generation Inspired?’ manifesto is based on a survey the charity conducted of its Young Ambassadors and their parents, asking them about their hopes for a Paralympic legacy, and their ideas to improve opportunities for young disabled people. A copy of the report and a petition to affect its recommendations were also taken to.10 Downing Street.
Julian said: “Whizz-Kidz does fantastic work locally providing disabled children with mobility equipment and opportunities to lead independent, active lives.
“I have already worked closely with the charity during their Generation Inspired? campaign launch and I am looking forward to supporting them in the future.
George Fielding, Chair of the Kidz Board at Whizz-Kidz said: ‘Julian has always been an enthusiastic supporter of Whizz-Kidz and we’re really excited that he is continuing to support our work by becoming an MP Champion.
“As a charity, we simply could not do what we do, transform the lives of young disabled people like myself, without the backing of Whizz-Kidz supporters across the UK; so we’re really grateful for Julian’s support.”