Vernon was put on the spot at Labour Party Conference when aspiring journalist and young Ambassador for the charity Whizz-Kidz, Paige, 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 Paige to act as a roving reporter at the Conference.
She put her questions to MPs at the Conference, asking them to give her a scoop on an exclusive story and finding out the best piece of advice they’ve ever been given in their career.
‘It was fantastic to meet Paige at Labour Party Conference – and to answer some questions for her live-blog. It was great to hear how much Paige had enjoyed her work placements at a national newspaper and broadcaster, which Whizz-Kidz had helped to arrange 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 Gedling and across the UK ’
Paige, 20, from London said:
‘Being the Whizz-Kidz live-blogger at Labour 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 Vernon who do some 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.
For more information about Whizz-Kidz’s work providing disabled children and young people a chance of a childhood and the skills for a bright future, visit www.whizz-kidz.org.uk.