A team of runners from Frazer-Nash Consultancy recently took on the London marathon on behalf of Whizz-Kidz, a charity the company has been working in close partnership with for the last three years.
The group elected to take on the 26-mile challenge to raise money in support of the work being done to transform the lives of thousands of young wheelchair users across the UK, who rely on powered chairs to get around.
As the engineering partner for the Wheels of Change project, the 22-strong Frazer-Nash team made up the largest corporate group to volunteer to run on behalf of Whizz-Kidz to date.
On Tuesday of last week (19 October) the runners were invited to the Whizz-Kidz head office in London, to be presented with a trophy in recognition of the phenomenal amount of money amassed in donations, which currently stands at almost £50,000. This trophy, which was presented by Project Manager Frank Robertson, was engraved with “Whizz-Kidz London Marathon” with the base engraved “Frazer-Nash trophy”.
“I love it when industry and charity come together, and I was pleased to welcome to the Whizz-Kidz office some members of the Frazer-Nash Consultancy London Marathon team.
“I was honoured to present them with a trophy for their team effort in raising more than £47,000, which, with gift aid, could top £60,000. That helps provide wheelchairs and wheelchair services to a lot of young people that deserve all the support we can give them. The average powered wheelchair costs £5,000, so this total is equivalent to 12 young people in new powered wheelchairs.
“This has been a tremendous gesture by Frazer-Nash Consultancy, who have been working alongside Whizz-Kidz for the past three years in developing the DREAM wheelchair and wanted to give something back to the young wheelchair using community whose ideas and dreams they have been striving to turn into reality.”