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Go Kids Go! received £5,000 to fund their wheelchair skills courses for disabled children and their families

Go Kids Go! teaches disabled children how to be independently mobile in their wheelchairs, encouraging them not to rely on parents or carers. The charity’s fun and engaging courses not only teach practical skills but also help to improve confidence and self esteem; enabling children to lead fuller and more active lives. The courses are also a great way for young wheelchair users to meet and connect with one another.

Go Kids Go! strives to equip young wheelchair users with the skills they need to reach their full potential.

The courses teach children key skills such as wheelies; how to tackle slopes, stairs and kerbs; and introduces them to sports such as basketball and dance. The courses are fully inclusive and encourage parents, siblings and friends to join in with the fun and games using their stock of spare wheelchairs.

Although they are a small charity, Go Kids Go! run courses throughout the UK and Ireland, supporting hundreds of young wheelchair users and their families.

In 2016, Go Kids Go! received a grant of £5,000 to fund the delivery of five courses in locations across England and Wales.

As a very small charity, we are delighted to receive support from the Masonic Charitable Foundation.  With your generous donation we will be able to deliver our unique programme of wheelchair skills workshops for children who are physically disabled and wheelchair users.  These workshops will be held across the length and breadth of England, as far afield as Lancashire, Hampshire, Suffolk and Greater London.  The workshops will teach children how to be independently mobile in their wheelchairs and not be reliant on parents/carers for their mobility needs.  Thank you for your support and giving disabled children the opportunity to lead a full and active childhood.

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Paul, Fundraising Support Officer

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After a premature birth, Ted developed cerebral palsy which means that he can’t walk or stand unaided. Sally’s father is a freemason and got in touch with us to see if we could support the family in any way. Ted now has an ‘Upsee mobility harness’ that we part funded and allows him to walk…

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