Lamin Manneh, disabled war veteran and 2016 Invictus Games athlete, has appointed as event ambassador for The Mobility Roadshow, taking place this year at NAEC Stoneleigh next month.
Manneh moved to Britain in 2005 from Gambia, a Commonwealth country, to follow his dream of joining the British Army. He served in the Irish Guards for five years until experiencing serious injuries in Afghanistan on New Year’s Eve 2010.
With the assistance of the DIY SOS TV programme who provided Manneh with a refitted fully accessible home during the ‘Big Build: Homes for Veterans Special’, he has rebuilt his life as a triple amputee and has recently secured his first civilian job after active service.
In 2016, Manneh competed in the Orlando Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style tournament for disabled servicemen and women, winning a bronze medal in Shot Put and Discus before returning to the UK to officially open the Silverstone Mobility Roadshow as a VIP guest.
The Mobility Roadshow will be showcasing some of the latest innovations for independence when living with disability. Organised by Goose Live Events on behalf of the charity Mobility Choice, the Mobility Roadshow provides visitors with the opportunity to test and compare the latest adapted vehicles and steering controls, together with assistive mobility products.
“Despite the challenges I have had in my life, I have always been determined to make the most of my future. I feel I owe it to my family and many supporters to make the most of every opportunity. I’m delighted to be working again and I’m also currently training for the next Invictus Game,” commented Manneh.
“I am honoured to be an event ambassador for the Stoneleigh Mobility Roadshow. I have always had a massive passion for cars and sport, so driving an adapted vehicle at last year’s event, on the historic Silverstone circuit, was a dream come true. I was amazed at the range of mobility products on show and the exhibitors were so helpful with their advice.”