MOTABILITY CELEBRATES 40TH ANNIVERSARY WITH HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN
HER Majesty The Queen recently hosted a ceremony at Windsor Castle to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Motability, the charity that has provided a ‘road to freedom’ for millions of disabled people and their families.
The Chief Patron of Motability since it’s inception, Her Majesty The Queen presented five disabled people and their families with the keys to their new vehicles in front of 400 guests.
Edward Todino, from Surrey, a disability advisor at Kingston University, received the keys of his first ‘Drive-from-wheelchair’ vehicle on the Motability Scheme – a Mercedes Sprinter which had been converted by TBC Mobility Conversions at their purpose-built factory in Dungannon. David Donnell, Managing Director, TBC Mobility Conversions pictured with Edward said he was privileged to attend the event and meet Edward and his family. TBC Mobility Conversions also convert a wide range of wheelchair accessible vehicles including the VW Caddy Maxi Life, Ford Grand Tourneo Connect and Citroën Berlingo.
Lord Sterling, the Chairman of Motability, said: “We are honoured and delighted that Her Majesty The Queen, our Chief Patron since our inception, was kind enough to host this event at Windsor Castle to mark the 40th anniversary of Motability and the role it plays in providing ‘a road to freedom’ for disabled people and their families, as well as handing over the four and a half millionth vehicle on the Scheme.”
TBC Conversions coupled with their wheelchair accessible vehicles also carry out a wide range of adaptations under the Motability Scheme including: hand controls, swivel seats, hoists etc. David added: “We would invite you to contact TBC or visit our Dungannon premises to discuss how we can offer you ‘a road to freedom’ through the Motability Scheme by using TBC’S expertise in converting vehicles to meet your individual requirements.” www.tbcconversions.com
Edward Todino (pictured left) with David Donnell, Managing Director of TBC Mobility Conversions the Dungannon company who converted his Mercedes Sprinter.