We’re ‘Disabled but Able’ say Derry Whizz-Kidz Ambassadors

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A group of disabled young people in Derry have launched a campaign to raise awareness of disability. ‘Disabled but Able’ aims to promote equality and ability and raise the awareness of Whizz-Kidz in the city.

The young campaigners held a stall at Foyleside shopping centre on Saturday.

Armed with leaflets, posters, balloons and other goodies the young Ambassadors talked to passers-by about their campaign and met with the Mayor, Alderman Maurice Devenney who came along to support the fantastic work of the Derry Whizz-Kidz.

Shannon Strouts McCallion, aged 13, said: “Disabled but Able is our campaign, it’s about making people aware of disabilities and that we can do things that they think we can’t do”.

The young people are Ambassadors at their local Ambassador club in Derry, one of the Whizz-Kidz clubs which runs throughout Northern Ireland.

The club offers disabled youngsters the chance to learn new skills in a fun way and build on young people’s confidence through activities like drama, sports, healthy living, and video-camera training. This is a place for young disabled people to socialise and make new friends while having fun.

To find out more about Whizz-Kidz Ambassador Clubs in Northern Ireland and how to get involved, call Nicole Milligan, Northern Ireland Co-ordinator on: 0790 191 3090 or email: n.milligan@whizz-kidz.org.uk