I’m a founding Trustee of Fair Mobility and the Company Secretary. I first became interested in helping people with disabilities through my friendship with a remarkable lady called Marion Dixon. She had multiple sclerosis but also had a vibrant lust for life which put many able bodied people to shame. I witnessed and shared her frustration at not being able to enjoy relatively simple things, such as a day out with friends, because there were so few facilities at that time to help people with poor mobility.
In her memory Barry and I set up Fair Mobility as a registered charity in 2002. Medically retired from my job as a local government administrator and suffering from myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), I have myself experienced limited mobility and stamina. Fair Mobility’s work can be demanding, but seeing the relief and pleasure our service gives to people is hugely rewarding and I’m proud to be part of such a great team.
I’m one of the founding Trustees from 2002. A lovely lady called Marion was our inspiration to start up this charity – no matter how ill she was she always had a smile and a thought for others.
I’ve been a skilled engineer all my life until medically retired with severe arthritis and diabetes at the age of 49. I was apprenticed at Hooleys Garage, becoming a fitter/toolmaker for Sturmey Archer and then Rolls Royce Aerospace, where I worked for many years, including a secondment to the Health, Safety and Environment division.
I enjoy repairing and servicing our scooter fleet – I love a challenge and it’s great to get back to getting my hands dirty. I help people where I can and if asked I’m happy to give technical advice freely. It’s a pleasure to meet the various people who come to use our services at Fair Mobility.
I’m the Chief Executive Officer of Fair Mobility. I used to work as a Senior Care Worker/Cook at a local Psychiatric Nursing Home near Lincoln. Unfortunately l became a full-time wheelchair user having had a serious road traffic accident whilst travelling home from work 20 years ago.
I was asked if I would like to become a Trustee for Fair Mobility about 3 years ago, and having spoken to Ann and heard about the charity’s work, I was happy to say yes.
Fair Mobility is a wonderful charity, providing people with the same opportunity to have an enjoyable time out alongside able-bodied family and friends. Life shouldn’t stop just because you’re disabled!