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Vacancy:

Mobility Trainer - Initial 6 month contract

Location: Beverley, East Yorkshire

Hours: 14 - 17.5 per week

Salary: £22,491 pro rata

Organisation: Go Kids Go

Closing Date: 16/01/2017

Go Kids Go is a small national charity based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. We are seeking to recruit a Mobility Trainer/Driver to deliver a programme of wheelchair skills training workshops throughout the UK.

Applicants should have experience in sports coaching or hold a degree (BSc/BA) in physiotherapy/occupational therapy. The role would require you to drive a transit van and you will need a full licence (and 3 years driving experience minimum if under 25). The post is based in Beverley and hours include weekend work.

To apply, please initially send your CV to roy@go-kids-go.org.uk

Or post to

Go Kids Go

90 Wilbert Lane

Beverley

East Yorkshire

HU17 0AL

 

 

Latest News

 

For all the latest news from Go Kids Go please visit our Facebook page. Don't forget to 'Like' our page and please ask your friends to 'Like' our page too. We don't spend much on marketing and promotion pretty much all of our funds goes directly into running our workshops, so please help to spread the word about our work! Just click on the link opposite.

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Disabilty Awareness workshops.

Go Kids Go are continuing to run wheelchair/disability awareness workshops in schools. We have been getting some great feedback from both staff and pupils. We do make a charge for our awareness days and we provide the wheelchairs + expert tuition. Get in touch if you know a school that would like a workshop.

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Founder Carries Paralympic Torch

Our founder Owen was nominated by Ade Adepitan to carry the Paralympic Torch. Owen was part of the team that carried the torch through Brent. Ade was one of the first young wheelchair users to come along to our wheelchair skills workshops and Owen encoraged him to take up wheelchair basketball. 

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Maisie & Sam carry the Paralympic Torch

Maisie and Sam, 2 Go Kids Go champions took part in the 24 hour relay to carry the Paralympic flame from Stoke Mandeville to the Olympic Park on 29th August. We had nominated Maisie and Sam as both of them have been involved with Go Kids Go for many years, attending workshops and raising awareness and funds for Go Kids Go. Well done to both Maisie and Sam.

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Go Kids Go Champions chosen as Paralympic Torchbearers

2 Go Kids Go Champions have been chosen to carry the Paralympic Torch! Congratulations to Maisie McGarvey and Sam Crossley.

Sally Hancock, Director, 2012 Partnership at Lloyds Banking Group, says: “The Paralympic Torch Relay provides a unique opportunity to celebrate the people who make a real difference within the disability community and involve them in the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Our [Lloyds TSB/ Bank of Scotland] Torchbearers have truly inspirational stories and as the only Presenting Partner of both the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays we’re delighted that we can recognise so many incredible people from so many communities across the UK."

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Maisie's Half Marathon

Go Kids Go champion Maisie McGarvey is raising money for Go Kids Go by doing a half marathon.  Maisie says 'This charity has been my second family for the past seven years. Their motto being "independence through mobility" is exactly what they gave me - independence. That one motto changed me as a person. When I first started out taking workshops and classes with Go Kids Go! I didn't even know where the pushrims were. Seven years later, I am a college student, much more independent and confident. Through the courses that Go Kids Go offer I now view my wheelchair as a tool to help me acheive things. For instance, the half marathon I am hand biking which is set to take place in August 2012. I am doing this half marathon to raise money so that other children can gain the independence that is needed when entering into adult life in a wheelchair.

Please contribute to the shaping of other wheelchair using children's independence. Thank you.'

Click here to donate http://www.justgiving.com/maisieshalfmarathon

 

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"Wheelchair Awareness Training"

Go Kids Go wheelchair awareness training workshops are held in mainstream schools accross the UK. Take a look at our awareness section for further details and get in touch if your school would like a workshop.


Lloyds TSB Paralympic Torch Relay nominations 


Thanks to Lloyds TSB you can nominate someone inspirational for the chance to carry the Paralympic Flame


As a proud Presenting Partner of the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay,Lloyds TSBis bringing the power and excitement of the Paralympic Games closer to you.


Lloyds TSB is inviting everyone to nominate someone who has inspired or supported disabled people in their community for a once in a lifetime opportunity - the chance to be a Torchbearer in London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.


We want you to tell them who should carry the Paralympic Flame in the 24-hour Relay from Stoke Mandeville toLondonin time for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.


It could be the person who has shown courage and determination to push beyond their personal best, the coach who removes barriers and helps disabled pupils participate in sport, the family member who cares for a disabled person or the friend who’s raised thousands of pounds for a disability charity. Anyone can be a Paralympic Torchbearer and you can even nominate yourself.


Lloyds TSB Paralympic Torchbearer nominations are open from 18 October - 22 November 2011. Make your nomination today for a chance to be selected:


www.lloydstsb.com/paralympicflame
 

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Kate Evitts - Half Marathon


A big thanks to Kate Evitts who ran the Lake Vyrnwy Half Marathon in September and raised £678.50 for Go Kids Go!

http://www.justgiving.com/Kate-Evitts

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Jasmine Spencer takes on the Berlin marathon for Go Kids Go!

We would like to say a big thanks to Jasmine from Go Kids Go! Jasmine complted the Berlin marathon on 25th September with a time of 04:09:33. Jasmine has raised £571.93 for us.


http://www.justgiving.com/Jasmine-Spencer

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Momentum Healthcare

Go Kids Go would like to Say a big thank you to Momentum Healthcare for sponsoring our course in Dublin in August. We had a great turnout and all the families enjoyed the 2 day workshops.
http://www.momentumhealthcare.ie/healthcare-news.asp

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Oliver & Co Solicitors

Go Kids Go would like to thank Oliver & Co Solicitors for sponsoring our course in Chester. For a report on the course look on their website

http://www.qualitysolicitors.com/oliverandco-nt0001f3ee.html

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KIDZ UP NORTH


Thursday, 24th November 2011, 9.30am – 4.30pm at Reebok Stadium, Burnden Way, Bolton BL6 6JW.

Once again Go Kids Go have been invited to run wheelchair skills workshops at KIDZ UP NORTH!


One of 3 of the largest, FREE UK exhibitions totally dedicated to disabled children, their families and carers, and the health care professionals who work with them. Information on funding, mobility, seating, beds, communication, access, education, toys, transport, style, sensory, sports, leisure and much more!