A Bromsgrove-based mobility dealer has provided a local Age UK wheelchair loan service with equipment in an effort to help keep it running.
The popular service has now been able to relaunch thanks to the equipment donation from Magbility, which has two branches, and a grant from Bromsgrove District Council.
The grant has allowed the charity to buy new lightweight wheelchairs and have its current models repaired and service.
Magbility managing director, Paul Grant, told a local newspaper that it was “a pleasure” to be involved with the re-launch of the service.
He told the Worcester News: “We have worked closely with all of the team to provide an exceptional range of light weight manual wheelchairs that are available to hire from their Windsor Street office, with the aim of creating a new lease of independence to our local residents and wider community.”
Meanwhile, Age UK’s information and advice manager, Trudy Pavitt, said that the support of the council and Magbility means it now has a pool of wheelchairs available for short term hire.
“The new wheelchairs are robust yet lightweight and fold up easily to fit in a car, unlike many of the service’s previous chairs,” she said.
“We are so glad to be in a position to relaunch the scheme as we know the difference that being mobile can make to older people and their families, and we hope to be able to grow and develop the service in the future.”