Builders band plumbers merchant group Travis Perkins plc has teamed up with fleet suppliers Briggs Equipment to provide a brand new van, worth £20,656, for Whizz-Kidz, a charity dedicated to improving the lives of children with disabilities.
The van was handed over at Travis Perkins plc’s headquarters in Northampton.
Whizz-Kidz is a national children’s charity that provides wheelchairs and mobility equipment, along with life skills services, to youngsters with disabilities across the UK, giving them opportunities to develop their independence and confidence to help them reach their full potential.
The new van will enable the Whizz-Kidz team to deliver more specially-adapted wheelchairs to children with disabilities and their families, helping the team to reach more children in more areas of the UK.
Travis Perkins Group Supply Chain and Group Commercial selected Whizz-Kidz as its charity partner for 2015 and 2016. To date colleagues have already raised £40,000 to transform the lives of children with disabilities, by taking on a variety of treks, cycling events and other challenges, as well as organising fundraising activities at work and in the community.
Robin Proctor, Supply Chain Director, Travis Perkins plc, saidd: “We have been working hard to raise money for Whizz-Kidz and to support the work they do, so donating this van, which will be used straight away to help improve the lives of disabled children, is a particular highlight of our partnership with the charity. We look forward to continuing to support Whizz-Kidz and have set a fundraising target of £200,000 to reach by the end of 2016.”