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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.tbc­conver­

Ed­ward Todino (pic­tured left) with David Don­nell, Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of TBC Mo­bil­ity Con­ver­sions the Dun­gan­non com­pany who con­verted his Mercedes Sprinter.

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