Mary welcomes Wakefield's disability champions to Parliament
Wakefield MP Mary Creagh welcomed Wakefield’s disability champions, Sabrina and Gillian Archbold, to Parliament on Monday 6 December. Sabrina and Gillian run the Wakefield based disability charity Kidz Aware. Sabrina’s work with Kidz Aware won the regional Digital Heroes award and £5000 for the charity. The awards are run by TalkTalk in association with the Daily Mirror and the national finals were held in Parliament on 6th December.
Kidz Aware helps to educate young people around diversity, racism and bullying and gives disabled people a platform where they can be heard and seen in their own right.
Sabrina won the award for making the website more accessible and providing IT training courses to families with disabled children. The group also have a school outreach programme which raises awareness of racism and diversity issues. Visit http://www.kidzaware.co.uk/ for more information.
Mary said "It was a privilege to meet Sabrina at the House of Commons and hear about the great work she and her mum are doing in Wakefield. I am delighted that she has won this prize from Talk Talk which recognises her contribution to our community. Kidz Aware is facing some difficult funding challenges over the next few months and we are meeting on Friday to look at alternative funding streams for the charity."