Last Wednesday, we kicked off the first of four 2019 Allied Mobility events at The Tank Museum, Bovington. We were delighted to be joined by a whopping 280 invited guests!
For Allied Mobility, it wasn’t just an excuse to catch some of the rays the South West sun had to offer, but the special chance to display our entire wheelchair accessible vehicle collection. Most importantly, we were able to meet up with old faces and introduce ourselves to some new.
Mike Glen from Gosport was one such visitor. Along with his wife, Barbara, they’ve been the proud owners of not one, but two Partner Horizons™ and the time had come for them to renew their Motability contract. With the brand new Rifter model replacing the Partner, the couple were interested to see how this new wheelchair accessible vehicle would stack up against its predecessor.
Mike told us: “I’ve driven two hours to see what this new Horizon™ is all about – I’m excited!”
The Glen’s Glowing Review
With both the RS and RE models on display, Mike and Barbara were able to decide which model would suit them best. After a demonstration from mobility consultant Paul, their minds were made up.
Mike said: “I’m delighted with the new Horizon. My wife can see so much more from the wheelchair position and she has bags of space. Up front for me there’s plenty of gadgets and most importantly, somewhere to keep my CDs!”
We had to break it to Mike that while the vehicle didn’t come with a CD player anymore, it’s certainly entered the league of technological brilliance with the PEUGEOT iCockpit – an 8″ colour touch screen which mirrors your iPhone or Android device!
Tanks for the Memories
With its collection of over 300 military tanks dating back to 1915, the attraction itself certainly didn’t disappoint. With smooth, flat concrete flooring throughout much of the museum, it’s ideal for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility. Our guests were also treated to a free drink and a slice of cake (we have it on good authority that the fruit cake was a firm favourite!)
Keeping it Local
Also on show was a variety of scooters, wheelchairs and daily living aids brought along by our four carefully selected local partners. Many visitors took the opportunity to try out the products on the day and took home invaluable information on picking the right mobility product to suit their everyday needs.
One guest said: “The advice from the exhibitors was really good and helpful.”
So while we bid a fond farewell to the South West, we’re flying straight onto the next event! Why not join us at Brooklands Museum for our South East Mobility Day where you’ll get the chance to see one of only six British Airways Concordes?!
Click here for tickets.