Former Disabled Drivers’ Association CEO Douglas Campbell, OBE, dies

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Mobility champion Douglas Campbell, OBE, passed away late last month.

Campbell, born in 1948, had polio aged four, which left him a lifelong wheelchair user.

His experience inspired him to campaign for better mobility services, especially in transport and parking, for more than 50 years.

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A chartered accountant, Campbell acted also worked as an inspector with the Care Quality Commission, as CEO of the Disabled Drivers’ Association, now Disabled Motoring UK.

He lived most of his life in Milton Keynes, and received an OBE in 2002 for his services to the mobility sector.

CEO of the Disability Resource Centre Melanie Hawman said: “We are very sad to hear of the passing of Douglas Campbell who worked diligently to raise awareness of disability rights, particularly with regard to travel and parking.

“Douglas was an avid campaigner for disabled people, their families and their right to have exactly the same opportunities as everyone else.

“He worked tirelessly in a voluntary capacity and also as a Service Manager for The Disability Resource Centre in Dunstable.

“Douglas was a champion with a kind heart and will be fondly remembered by the board of trustees and the staff at The Disability Resource Centre.”

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  1. So sorry to hear Douglas has died. He was a great help to me when I first became disabled.
    I’ve thought of him often, I know live in France and still have my mobility car so Douglas will always be remembered by me.
    My condolences to his family.
    Marie Bevan ( searle when I first met Douglas)

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