Being a scooter user who loves her own independence Iris Battrick, from Cannock in Staffordshire, is delighted with the new found freedom that her new Peugeot Horizon affords her and her husband Dennis.
Time for a Change
After Dennis began suffering heart problems last year he was unable to help Iris and her scooter in and out of their standard car. That’s when the couple decided it was time for a change and went in search of some accessible transport options.
Dennis and Iris noticed an advert for Allied Mobility and didn’t delay in getting in contact. Irene explained: “From the minute we contacted Allied things were a doddle. They had us booked in for a home demo and our lovely sales rep John was round to see us within a couple of days.”
Accessibility at its Best
The couple were looking for a reliable vehicle that offered optimum accessibility for Iris and her scooter. After considering the range of vehicles on offer from Allied, Dennis and Irene chose the Peugeot Horizon, one of the UK’s most popular wheelchair accessible cars. Based on the Peugeot Partner the vehicle features a lightweight folding rear ramp, remote electronic winch system and high quality wheelchair restraints, designed for comfort and maximum safety.
Iris comments: “The Horizon has all the facilities a disabled person could want – it’s absolutely ideal. The ramp is so easy to use, we just pop it down and up I go! It’s so low that we haven’t even needed to use the winch, Dennis finds it so easy to push me up.”
A Real Difference
Dennis and Iris have a very busy lifestyle, as Iris explains: “Dennis was a Sergeant in the Queens Guards and has served on their committee for 61 years. At the moment he is vice president of the Coldstream ex-servicemen’s club in Birmingham and president of the Cannock servicemen’s club. We even met the Queen in 2003 for our work supporting ex-servicemen.”
These responsibilities involve the couple attending various events and functions and carrying out welfare work. Their new Horizon has really made a difference in helping them get to and from all their engagements and for their daily trips. “Our new car is fantastic for our regular trips to the shops in Cannock and for all our hospital appointments we need to attend. Dennis loves how easy the Horizon is to drive and I love the view from my seat,” said Iris.
A Family Affair
The couple have a very important trip planned for May this year where they will be driving in their Horizon to Redditch for Iris’s sister Violet’s 90th birthday. “I’ve been working on a family tree for over 20 years getting research from the library and the Internet and I hope to give the tree to Violet as a present for her birthday. It will be great as all the family will be there to see it,” explained Iris.
Iris and Dennis were really happy with the service they received from Allied Mobility, Dennis said: “We would definitely recommend you guys to anyone at anytime. Everyone at Allied was fantastic and really enthusiastic. Thanks!”
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