A few months back a member of ‘Real Men Talk’ visited our Ableworld Mobility Store in Newark. Real Men Talk is a charity set up by a group of friends who have experienced mental health issues. Their aim is to ‘show others it’s good to talk and help others along the way’.
RMT came across a gentleman called Ryan, who they met through their charity. Ryan suffers with a Nerve Tissue Complaint which has made his mobility very limited. Because of this, RMT decided they wanted to surprise Ryan with a new mobility Scooter from Ableworld. RMT began fundraising straight away and overall, they raised an incredible £1000. Ableworld decided to give 20% extra to their fundraising to make the overall cheque £1200.
We liaised a time with Nathan, Paul and Ben, members of RMT, to come into store with Ryan so they could surprise him. When Ryan arrived in store he was greeted by Georgie, Store Manager at Ableworld and he had no idea what was going on. Georgie went on to explain what Real Men Talk and Ableworld have done to help Ryan’s journey to independence. Ryan was completely ‘Overwhelmed’ by the kindness of both Ableworld and RMT. ‘It’s the first time in a very long time I was able to go to Sainsbury’s on my own’ said Ryan, ‘I was telling anybody that would listen to me what Ableworld and my friends at RMT have done for me’. Ryan chose the Sapphire 2 mobility scooter from Ableworld and has since enjoyed using it. Georgie, Store Manager said ‘At one point all four of the men were in tears, it was very humbling to see and I loved working with Real Men Talk to make this happen’.
You can visit your local Ableworld store in Newark at 112 Farndon Road, Newark, NG24 4SE for any Mobility needs.
Ableworld Specialist, Louise Mason was ecstatic to drop off the football clubs new Ableworld Hoist. The Disability Liaison Officer at Wrexham AFC said “I am blown away by your generosity. Your gift to us will most definitely change lives and will enable Wheelchair bound adults and children the opportunity to be a part of very exciting hobby” We are happy that we could do our best to help with Wrexham AFC’s new sport.
Ableworld offers a wide range of Powerchairs. Powerchairs can be similar to a regular wheelchair, but with the addition of a battery powered motor that takes away all of the effort of pushing a wheelchair. If you have any questions regarding any equipment or if you need any advice, please call your local Ableworld store and we will be happy to help.