A disabled children’s charity has been backed by MP Tom Brake after it donated mobility equipment to a boy from Carshalton.

The Liberal Democrat has committed to promoting and supporting Whizz-Kidz work in his constituency, as well as meeting ambassadors from the group.

He said: "The charity does fantastic work locally, providing disabled children with mobility equipment and opportunities to lead independent and active lives."

The MP has been working with the charity for a number of years, which also provides wheelchair training, helps disabled children to find work placements and runs clubs across the UK.

George Fielding, chair of the Whizz-Kidz children’s board said: "As a charity, we simply could not do what we do – transform the lives of young disabled people like myself, without the backing of Whizz-Kidz supporters across the UK, so we’re really grateful for Tom’s support."

Founded in 1990, the charity claims to have improved the lives of 18,000 children, but estimates that there are 70,000 others in the UK who could use their help.