March 1, 2016
When the Lidstones took delivery of a brand new Ford Freedom™, it was a special delivery both for the family and Allied Mobility as they became our 3,000th customer of the year.
Southampton couple Fiona and Phillip Lidstone needed a solution to help take their son Isaac out and about with them, as he has a rare chromosome disorder and is unable to walk. Their brand new wheelchair accessible vehicle will definitely give them more Freedom™.
Running in the Family
As Isaac grew up, it was proving more and more difficult to get out in their previous car as regularly as they’d like, so mum and dad decided to find a more permanent solution.
Fiona commented: “This will help Isaac as he’s only going to get bigger as he gets older. We realised it was time to get a wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV)”.
This is the Lidstone’s first wheelchair accessible car. Fiona’s aunt recommended Allied Mobility as her cousin also requires a WAV because of her child’s medical condition.
Local Allied Mobility advisor Tim was happy to help the family find their perfect car. He visited them at home, demonstrated the car and assessed the family’s needs. Fiona says that “Tim was brilliant” and helped them settle on the all new Ford Freedom™.
She added: “The Freedom has plenty of mod cons and the heated windscreen is amazing for the early mornings.”
We caught up with the Lidstones a few weeks later to see how they were getting on with their new car. Fiona enthused: “The whole family love it.
“Because of Isaac’s condition lots of light is very important to him so the large windows in the Freedom are brilliant.”
“The Freedom has plenty of mod cons and the heated windscreen is amazing for the early mornings.”
The New Ford Freedom™
Freedom™, available exclusively from Allied Mobility, marks a fabulous new addition to the UK’s best-selling range of wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVs). This stylish car combines ultra-modern comfort with the latest in fuel efficient, environmentally friendly performance. Most importantly Freedom™ brings you superb usability for wheelchair users, with the unique new EasyGlide™ access ramp.
Fiona said: “I’ve been having fun playing with the Bluetooth and DAB radio but I’m pleased with the fuel efficiency too. It’s proving economical driving to the New Forest and back.”
A Celebration for Everyone
To congratulate the Lidstone’s on being our 3,000th customer of the year, Allied Mobility consultant Paul turned up on delivery day with a bunch of flowers and a photographer to mark the occasion.
The Ford Freedom™ is available to buy, rent or via the Motablilty Scheme. For more information or to arrange a home demonstration, call us on the number at the top of this page or click Ford Freedom here to enquire online.