BMW Group UK has committed to raising £200,000 for the children’s charity Whizz-Kidz, throughout 2015/2016.
Employees from across the group, comprising the BMW, MINI, BMW Financial Services and Alphera brands, will undertake a variety of fundraising challenges and initiatives to fundraise for the charity including running the London Marathon, cake sales and quiz nights.
Whizz-Kidz sets disabled children free to live their lives to the full and reach their true potential. They provide life-changing wheelchairs and mobility equipment, support and life skills services, designed to give young disabled people the skills, confidence and independence they need to drive for their futures.
The BMW Group will also offer work placements for a number of young disabled people, offering them an opportunity to gain vital work experience. The group’s employees will also be supported to provide volunteer services to the charity throughout 2015/2016.
Whizz-Kidz’s director of fundraising Amanda Wilkinson said: “On behalf of everybody at Whizz-Kidz I’d like to say a huge thank you to BMW Group UK for selecting us as their chosen charity.
“Funds raised will enable us to provide transformational mobility equipment and life skills services, giving young disabled people the freedom, independence and confidence they need to reach their true potential.”
Chief executive officer for BMW Group UK, Graeme Grieve, said: “We are thrilled to be working with Whizz-Kidz as a charity partner, providing disabled young people with mobility equipment and life skills to ensure they have a bright future.
“Our team at BMW Group UK are excited at the opportunity to raise vital funds whilst having a lot of fun for this fantastic charity.”
In 2016 BMW Group UK will fund the charity’s life skills services giving young people the skills and opportunities they need to reach their full potential.