Whizz-Kidz has announced a new two year partnership with global investment bank Nomura. Following a competitive selection period, Nomura’s staff voted overwhelmingly to support the charity, and Whizz-Kidz are looking forward to working with colleagues across the organisation.
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people with vital mobility equipment, opportunities to make friends and have fun, and training to help them gain skills and look forward to a brighter future.
Nomura’s employees are aiming to raise a target of £300,000 over the two year term to help transform the lives of disabled children. The funds raised will enable Whizz-Kidz to provide life-changing wheelchairs and mobility equipment for children across the UK, and will fund the Whizz-Kidz Mobile Community Service, which sees expert Mobility Engineers travelling alongside Therapists to visit young people and their families in their homes or at school, fitting and handing over wheelchairs, and carrying out maintenance and repairs.
Ruth Owen, Chief Executive of Whizz-Kidz said:
“We are absolutely thrilled that Nomura have chosen to support Whizz-Kidz for the next two years. Our partnership will make an amazing positive impact on the lives of many disabled children and young people – and their families – across the UK.
“We’re looking forward to working with Nomura to deliver a whole host of fundraising activities; together we can ensure that disabled children get the right equipment, support and life skills to build bright futures and achieve their potential.”
Announcing the new partnership, Lewis O’Donald, Chief Risk Officer at Nomura, said:
“Whizz-Kidz was overwhelmingly voted by our employees to be Nomura’s charity partner for the next two years and we are excited to be partnering with them. We look forward to working with Whizz-Kidz to help fundraise and increase awareness, as well as to offer employees an opportunity to broaden their working experience within the Bank.”