Ed Miliband, Leader of the Labour Party and MP for Doncaster North, today presented the keys of a new Motability car to constituent Shirley Lynam. The presentation took place at Hayselden Volkswagen, Doncaster.
This event officially marked Ed Miliband becoming a Senior Patron of Motability.
Shirley, 65, commented: “My Motability car has given me a new lease of life and I couldn’t imagine getting by without it. It has meant a lot to my family as I can get out and see my sister and daughter who live a few miles away. It also means I can be more independent and run basic errands on my own, such as attending medical appointments and going to the supermarket.
“Last year I had a stroke, and since recovering have needed to drive an automatic car. The people at the dealership were lovely and they sorted everything out for me. I am so grateful to the Scheme – it provides such a brilliant service and gives me complete peace of mind. My Motability vehicle really has given me my life back.”
Ed Miliband MP said: “I feel very pleased and proud to support the work of Motability, and am delighted to be here today to present Shirley with the keys to her Motability car. I recognise the important work that Motability does and think it is excellent that people in my own constituency and across Britain, can receive this type of support and help with their personal mobility.”
Lord Sterling, Chairman of Motability, commented: “When the late Lord Goodman and I founded Motability in 1977 it was, from day one, established with all Party support and our very first Patron was the late Jim Callaghan, Prime Minister of the day. So we are delighted that Ed Miliband has agreed to become a Senior Patron. Over the past 35 years, Motability has supplied over 3 million cars to disabled people across the UK, providing customers like Shirley and their families with the opportunity and freedom to travel independently.”
The Motability Scheme is the UK’s leading car scheme for disabled people. It provides affordable, convenient, trouble-free motoring to over 610,000 disabled customers and their families. Powered wheelchairs and scooters can also be financed using the Motability Scheme.
More information about the Motability Scheme can be obtained by telephoning 0845 456 4566 or by visiting www.motability.co.uk.