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Wizzybugs are finally wizzing over to Northern Ireland!

A young boy smiling in the park in a Wizzybug powered wheelchair

We are pleased to announce that our Wizzybug Loan Scheme is now available to families living in Northern Ireland for the first time.

The Wizzybug Loan Scheme continues to grow

Our Wizzybug Loan Scheme, which provides free, fun, powered wheelchairs called Wizzybugs to children under 5, will be managed by us at Designability and delivered by our new service partners, the Mae Murray Foundation.

If you know a child aged 14 months – 5 years from Northern Ireland who could benefit from a free Wizzybug, we would love to hear from you.

Alex Leach, Early Years Powered Mobility Manager, Designability, said:

“We have wanted to extend the reach of the Wizzybug Loan Scheme to families in Northern Ireland for some time and we are so pleased to be partnering with the Mae Murray Foundation, an inspiring charity based in Larne, to finally get there.

“I am so looking forward to seeing the first child in Northern Ireland enjoying their independence with a Wizzybug!”

Alix Crawford, Chairperson, Mae Murray Foundation, said:

"As a ‘lived experience’ and membership led charity, we are delighted to be able to respond to requests from families to introduce Wizzybug in Northern Ireland. Championing another ‘first’ for the province, by linking with the experienced professionals at Designability, we can’t wait to see the impact this will make."

Find out more and refer a child for a Wizzybug

Please visit the loan scheme page to find out more and complete the online form if you are interested in having a Wizzy from us. Alternatively, you can call the Designability occupational therapy team on 01225 824103.