Shipley MP, Philip Davies was put on the spot at Party Conference when aspiring journalist and young Ambassador for the charity Whizz-Kidz, Jacqui, turned interviewer.
Whizz-Kidz – a national charity which provides disabled youngsters with life-changing mobility equipment, as well as opportunities to learn valuable life skills and become more independent, arranged for Jacqui to act as a roving reporter at the Conference.
She put her questions to MPs at the Conference, asking them about how to get into politics, and what advice they would give to young people with an interest in politics.
Local MP Philip Davies said:
‘It was fantastic to meet Jacqui at Conservative Party Conference – and to answer some questions for her live-blog. It was great to hear how much she’s benefitted from the work that Whizz-Kidz do and I’ve no doubt that we’ll be seeing her name in print before too long!
‘Whizz-Kidz do great work locally providing disabled children and young people with wheelchairs and with life skills through their work placements programme and wheelchair skills training.
‘I’m very proud to be one of the charity’s Parliamentary Champions and to support their work in Shipley and across the UK ’
Jacqui, 20, from London said:
‘Being the Whizz-Kidz live-blogger at Conservative Party Conference was a brilliant experience.
Not only did was it an opportunity for me to further hone my writing, interviewing and reporting skills, but I really enjoyed meeting supportive MPs like Philip who do so much to support Whizz-Kidz.’
Whizz-Kidz provides disabled children and young people across the UK with life-changing mobility equipment and also provides opportunities for disabled youngsters to learn valuable life skills, make friends and become more independent, through their youth clubs, residential camps, wheelchair skills training and work placements programme.
Last year, the charity transformed the lives of 2025 disabled children and youngsters in the UK by providing life-changing mobility equipment such as powered and lightweight wheelchairs, specialist sports wheelchairs and specially adapted bikes and trikes.
4 disabled kids in Shipley have received mobility equipment from the charity in the last five years, costing in the region of £14,840.