Despite living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and severe walking difficulties, Belinda Lowe, 50 from Dundee, has been able to regain her independence further afield thanks to the support of National Express Dundee and a TGA Eclipse mobility scooter.
Before having to take early retirement due to health issues, Belinda was a lively and integral part of the local NAAFI organisation. The Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes (NAAFI) is an organisation created by the British government in 1921 to run recreational establishments needed by the British Armed Forces. Belinda managed NAAFI clubs, bars and mess halls in Scotland and Northern Ireland until her condition restricted her ability to work.
Recently Belinda’s mobility has become so restricted that she now needs a mobility scooter to remain mobile outside of the home. Her chosen compact Eclipse model from TGA has given her freedom locally however travelling further afield independently was not possible. As Belinda and her husband do not have a car public transport is their only option, however travelling this way on her own seemed out of the question – that was until she contacted National Express Dundee. This leading bus operator offered advice over the telephone and then dispatched an accessible double decker bus to her home so she could test embarkation safely with a qualified driver on hand. Read more....
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