Help us give independence to children with disabilities
So far, Designability has managed to build 250 Wizzybugs thanks to generous support and donations.
These Wizzybugs have helped over 330 children across the UK to date. Children who are living with conditions such as cerebral palsy, spinal muscular atrophy, spina bifida and muscular dystrophy.
But we know that there are many more children out there who could benefit from having a Wizzy and we want to be able to offer them one free of charge because the NHS generally does not fund this kind of device for very young children.
Could you help us to build the next 50 Wizzys?
Funding a child’s first taste of independence
Across the UK, there are 100s of children who rely on others to move them around. You could help us to give them their first taste of independence with a Wizzybug. They will be able to play and explore the world around them as they choose.
Each Wizzybug on the loan scheme costs us £4,750 to fund. That covers the parts, build, occupational therapy appointment, ongoing support, any repairs needed and the ability to refurbish each ‘bug to help another two children.
Any small part you can contribute will get us a step closer to funding another child’s very first powered wheelchair.
Wizzybug is fun and appealing to children. It gives youngsters like Tia the chance to move around on their own, without the help of mum or dad. They can play with their siblings like Gracie, have fun with their friends and go where they choose to go.
We designed it to make it look appealing to toddlers so that they don’t feel as if it’s another piece of medical equipment.
Having access to a powered mobility device like Wizzybug means that children can learn spatial awareness and vital movement skills which will prepare them for a bigger chair as they get older.
We are looking for people to take on a challenge to help to provide children with their first set of wheels. If you’re a runner, we have 10 free places for the Vitality Bath Half up for grabs.
For those who would like something a little less active, there are lots of other things you could do to raise money as an individual or group.
Is the company you work for looking to pick a new Charity of the Year? Perhaps your business is looking to meet its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives by supporting a cause that transforms the lives of children?
We would love to tell you more about how you can partner with us to provide more children with a Wizzybug.
Give the gift of powered mobility
If you’d simply like to make a donation, you can do so securely through our Virgin Money Giving page.
Please state in your donor message that you would like the money to go towards funding another Wizzybug.
Get in touch with us
No idea is too small when it comes to fundraising so please get in touch.
Email our fundraising team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or give us a call on 01225 824103.