March 2016 Blog Posts (12)

London Marathon runner fund raises for disability charity Mobility Choice.

Ana Simmonds, wife of Mobility Choice trustee Mike Simmonds, is competing in the 2016 London Marathon for the first time and raising vital funds for the charity in the process. 

UK charity Mobility Choice was established in 1998 and focuses on advancing independent mobility for people with disabilities and older people. It is…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 26, 2016 at 11:00 — No Comments

2016 London Marathon Competitor commits to disability fund-raising for Mobility Choice and Scope.

Committed marathon competitor, Tom Dixon, aged 36, is running in the 2016 London Marathon and raising all important funds for disability charities Mobility Choice and Scope.

UK charity Mobility Choice was established in 1998 and focuses on advancing independent mobility for people with disabilities and older people. It is responsible for…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 24, 2016 at 10:30 — No Comments

Leamington Spa’s Gold-Medal Paralympic Boccia player appointed as Mobility Roadshow 2016 Event Ambassador

Nigel Murray MBE, 51, from Leamington Spa and Paralympian Boccia player, has been appointed as Event Ambassador for The Mobility Roadshow at Silverstone Circuit, Northants, 26-28th May. 

Nigel,…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 21, 2016 at 17:05 — No Comments

The Benefits of Abducted Standing in Children



Frances George, physiotherapist at Humberstone Park Special School, Grimsby has been working with Lily Mae (4 years) who has had a dislocated left hip since birth as well as other health issues.

Lily Mae had no independent sitting balance and was in supine position at 30° off upright. She started using Gazelle at home over Easter, standing upright to 85° for…

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Added by R82 UK on March 21, 2016 at 14:28 — No Comments

TGA Mobility To Launch New ‘Strongback’ Wheelchair At Naidex 2016

TGA, a leading specialist in quality mobility scooters and wheelchairs, will unveil its new Swiss-designed ‘StrongBack’ wheelchair at Naidex 2016 (NEC, 27-28th April (general public days), stand B29 & D9).

The pioneering inventor of the TGA ‘StrongBack’ wheelchair, Dr. Christian Grothe, will be…

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Added by TGA Mobility on March 18, 2016 at 11:31 — No Comments

Precision Rehab Ltd are delighted to have chosen The Mobility Roadshow 2016

The newly founded company are an official supplier of German manufactured Paravan Powered Wheelchairs in the UK and Ireland.

They will be showcasing their full range at the Silverstone Roadshow including the innovative, standing Biolution wheelchair and the adaptable Paravan Piccolini – a completely new electric wheelchair concept - specially tailored to meet…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 17, 2016 at 6:58 — No Comments

Paragolf Event in Scotland

After being paralysed and required to use a wheelchair, Anthony Netto encountered the challenges of trying to play golf again as a paraplegic. Now he is set to make a special appearance at a one off event celebrating disabled golf in Scotland, the home of the sport!

A professional golfer born in South Africa in 1963, Anthony was injured in Iraq in 1991 during military service and subsequently sustained injuries in a car accident in December 1994 while en route to a…

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Added by Traighana Smith on March 10, 2016 at 13:17 — No Comments

Re-vitalise gets a big thumbs up from Peter and Alistair

Both men are residents at Blackwood’s care home at Belses Gardens in Glasgow, and both men have each in turn gone on holiday with Re-vitalise. Verdict – 5 stars!

‘I got Peter into it’ Alistair says when we first sit down to talk about their experiences with the specialised holiday company.

With 3 different holiday destinations around the UK, Re-vitalise has a lot to offer.

As well as 24 hour assistance and care available from qualified nurses,…

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Added by Traighana Smith on March 10, 2016 at 13:11 — No Comments

New Stair-climbing Wheelchair Unveiled!

A wheelchair with the ability to climb stairs has been designed by a company in France.

  A wheelchair with the ability to climb stairs has been designed by a company in France.

The ‘TopChair-S Electric Wheelchair’ easily allows users to climb stairs, pavement curbs and other terrain that may have…

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Added by Traighana Smith on March 10, 2016 at 12:52 — 2 Comments

Blackwood blows everyone away at the CIH Scotland conference

When the words “housing conference” come up the first images that pop into your head might not necessarily be; Basil Fawlty, video games, a magician, a high-tech drone, an electric bike, a 3D printer, a model house of tomorrow and a state of the art digital care package, but that’s exactly what Blackwood incorporated into its exhibit at the CIH Scotland 2016 conference this…

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Added by bespoken Team on March 4, 2016 at 15:00 — No Comments

GET GOING LIVE! COMES TO SILVERSTONE TO GET YOUNG DISABLED DRIVERS BEHIND THE WHEEL

Get Going Live!, the test-driving event for young and novice drivers with disabilities, is back for 2016 as part of the 33-year old Mobility Roadshow (26th-28th May, Silverstone Circuit, Northants).

Co-hosted by the charities Mobility Choice and Disabled Motoring UK, this popular three day test-drive…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 4, 2016 at 11:53 — No Comments

Try it, Love it, Play it!

Let’s Play! is delighted to be offering free Sports taster sessions at the Silverstone Mobility Roadshow 2016.

There will be four different “Come and Try” sports activities for visitors to participate in. Come along to the event on 26th May, for your…

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Added by Mobility Roadshow on March 1, 2016 at 12:00 — No Comments

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