The Mobility Road ShowIt really has been a while since writing my last post - to be honest I thought people were not interested in my postings and perhaps I should find something else to utilise my time with. However yesterday we visited the Mobility Road Show at Donnington Park. We love going to the show as there is always some gem of information we come away with. In fact it was on our way to a Mobility Road Show that the Accessible bog Blog was born.
This year we were not looking to test drive a car but to seek out information on holidays etc. On Thursday evening I received a message from someone who used to attend the Chilterns MS Centre before they moved away, the message went like this
Hi Julie. Mike and I have just returned from the Mobility Show at Donnington and met someone who has a website called viewopendoors and wonder if you have come across it. It is a site which is for disabled people to let them know where to shop, eat, stay and spend leisure time. You might find it a site that is useful to add to your own blog or you might want to tell them about what you have done. Hopefully this is useful news for you. Trust all is well with you and everyone at the centre and trust you had a good lunch today with former colleagues. Sally
I love being able to keep in touch with past members of the centre and I love even more the sharing of information. I had never heard of this site and certainly I was going to make myself known to them. When we arrived we headed for the stand and that is where I met Bob Menzies the owner of the website www.viewopendoors.co.uk. Great guy, great story please check out his website.
Before the weekend I was aware that the MS Centre I attend was taking over the twitter account for shiftms and I had agreed to 'tweet' from the MRS, well I just couldn't resist taking the CMSC Bear - you can find him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/cmscbear he is a great 'icebreaker' and gets everyone talking. We had been invited to stand 68 where we met 'Tedwood' from the Wheelchair Dancing Sports Association (UK) https://www.facebook.com/WDSAUK and this gave me a chance to learn more about the WDSA whilst our two bears made friends!
Next we were onto finding out about a new initiative called Flat Spaces www.flatspaces.co.uk
please check out their web site looks like a great place to stay the guy who founded it is also part of www.mfpa.co.uk
Then it was onto see Mike from http://www.trekinetic.com/ this is where four years ago I purchased my purple bomb really known as Trekinetic K2 it has changed my life in the things I can do.
I couldn't resist seeing popping to see https://www.facebook.com/pages/Medicotech-Ltd, we use their bikes at the centre and would love to be able to get funding for the the mechanical standing frame!
Yesterday has left me feeling empowered - there are solutions to problems and people out there who can help - my advice is to give a little and you will get back a lot - it doesn't need to all be about money.