From Able Magazine #109 (January/February 2014)
The former Wimbledon champion will bring his passion for sport and mentoring to the charity; helping Whizz-Kidz enable more young disabled people to be active and independent.
Jamie said, ‘I am honoured to become a Patron of Whizz-Kidz, a charity that clearly does so much to support and encourage young people to be ambitious and achieve anything they set their minds too.
‘I know that sport can be a fantastic route to leadership, teamwork and personal growth, and am looking forward to raising awareness of the importance of accessible sport and the great work Whizz-Kidz does.’
Whizz-Kidz Chief Executive, Ruth Owen said: ‘I am thrilled to welcome Jamie Murray as an official Patron of Whizz-Kidz. His passion is clear, as is his dedication to leveling the playing field for all young people to have full and active childhoods.
‘We look forward to working with Jamie as part of our Generation Inspired initiatives, and our Kidz Unlimited programme of clubs, camps and skills training.’
Jamie joins existing Whizz-Kidz Patrons, double Paralympic gold medalist Hannah Cockroft, ITN news presenter Nina Hossain, and children‘s TV presenters & radio favourites Sam Nixon and Mark Rhodes.
In 2012 Whizz-Kidz supported 2,079 young people with the right powered and manual wheelchairs to fit their young lives. However, it estimates there are over 70,000 young people around the UK who are missing out the chance of a childhood and a bright future.