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    Mobility Roadshow 2012: Local companies to inspire disabled people

    With products and services to enhance mobility and independent living local companies in Peterborough, Norwich, Sudbury, Thetford and Wisbech are dedicated to improving the lives of disabled and older people. Eight companies from the east of England are already confirmed to show their latest innovations at this year’s Mobility Roadshow, which returns for the third consecutive year to the Peterborough Arena (East of England Showground).
    Around 150 exhibiting organisations and some 9,000 to 10,000 visitors from all corners of the UK and beyond are expected over three days from 21st to 23rd June.

    “We are delighted to support the local business community through the inevitable demand for hotel and restaurant bookings and local ‘high street’ spending during this time,” said Jacqui Jones, Executive Director of Mobility Choice, the charity that organises the Roadshow. “I am also pleased that we are once again bringing to disabled and older people in the East of England the opportunity to see the latest trends in independent living aids ‘close to home’.”
    This is the UK’s original and premier consumer event of its kind, which has been showcasing mobility innovation for nearly 30 years. It uniquely offers the opportunity to test drive a wide range of adapted vehicles from the major motor marques and to seek from experts a wealth of vehicle adaptation and conversion advice - all on one site. Visitors can also compare and try hundreds of wheelchairs, scooters, mobility cycles and exercise equipment, helpful products for use at home, accessible holidays, benefits advice and information.

    Paul Moore of specialist Peterborough-based mobility cycle and fitness company, Active Linx Ltd, is delighted that the East of England is once again to be a national showcase of mobility innovation. “I’m really pleased that the Roadshow is being held again at the Peterborough showground, it is a great venue and so well organised. Being based at Peterborough I find it especially pleasing to meet the local residents who we have been supporting for many years, as well as hundreds of potential new customers from right across the UK and beyond."

    Other Peterborough companies exhibiting are Coloplast personal healthcare aids, Chris Elliott Adaptions, specialists in adapting vehicles, and local not-for-profit Vivacity that promotes local arts and leisure. Ashfield Special Needs near Wisbech specialises in disability cycling and sensory products; the charity Disabled Motoring UK is Norwich-based; Portaramp Ltd in East Harling is a leading supplier of access solutions including stair climbers and Sudbury-based TGA Electric Leisure is one of the UK’s leading providers of mobility scooters.

    The Mobility Roadshow is open from 10 am each day. Parking, admission and showguide are free, wheelchairs and scooters available to hire but do book in advance at www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk where you can also register for free tickets and test drives and keep in touch with the latest news. For more information email info@mobilityroadshow.co.uk or call 0845 241 0390 and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @MobilityRdShow
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