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Donations from Haven Holidays reaches milestone of £400,000 for national disability charity Motability

National disability charity Motability celebrated a milestone of £400,000 in donations from Haven Holidays at their site in Rockley Park, Poole on Monday. Representatives from Motability and Haven Holidays were also joined by Motability customer David Hawkins, from Lincoln, who travelled to the park in his Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle that he leases on the Motability Scheme.

For every discounted booking made by a Motability Scheme customer, Haven makes a donation to Motability, to support its Charitable Grant Fund, which directly benefits disabled people. Motability and Haven Holidays have been in partnership for more than ten years and their total donation has now reached £400,000.

CallerAlert

CallerAlert is a 3 piece doorbell system, it enables the user to be alerted that someone is at their door by sound, vision and vibration. What our product does is once the doorbell is pressed a message reading ‘Please wait’ will appear, this then sends a signal to the chime unit which plays a melody and flashes the user remote then vibrates.

With a simple press of a button on the remote the visitor at the door in then notified that someone is in and on their way with a message that reads ‘I’m on my way’. By pressing the button the user then knows they don’t have to rush to the door, they can get there at their own pace and not worry the visitor is going to leave, which in turn can prevent falls and injury and gives peace of mind.

LONDON’S STORM WIN THE INAURGURAL BT WHEELCHAIR RUGBY NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2015

London Wheelchair Rugby Club Storm has won the BT Wheelchair Rugby National Championships at the Copper Box Arena in London’s Queen Elizabeth Park.  The event was the first in a three year partnership between Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby (GBWR) and BT, a long-term supporter of disability sport in the UK, and saw over a thousand spectators turning up to watch the action.

BT develops the next generation of Paralympic talent with two new athletes joining its Ambassador team

BT today demonstrated its commitment to disability sport and the development of the next generation of Paralympic talent with the appointment of two new athletes to its ambassador team, Julie Rogers and Ben Rowlings.

Julie and Ben were unveiled as the latest BT Ambassadors at a mentoring session at Loughborough’s High Performance Athletics Centre with Paralympic Gold medallists and BT Ambassadors Jonnie Peacock and Hannah Cockroft.

With all four athletes hoping to compete at the 2015 IPC World Athletics Championships in Doha in October, the mentoring session was an opportunity for Jonnie and Hannah to share their experience and knowledge of competing on a world stage, as well as provide expert training tips.

Despite the closest election in a generation where every vote will count, disabled people are still being overlooked, finds study by charity Revitalise

Wheelchair users denied fundamental right to vote in person by lack of information, finds charity’s research

Revitalise launches new video in support of wheelchair voters’ rights

Wheelchair users wishing to exercise their right to cast their vote in person may be discouraged from doing so by a lack of online information about the access arrangements of polling stations, a new study by the charity Revitalise has found.

In an audit of the UK’s 50 most marginal constituencies – where every vote is expected to count – Revitalise found that just three (6%) of the local authority websites administering polling stations in these crucial constituencies had adequate accessibility information for wheelchair voters online.

SAINT-GOBAIN HELPS MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

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That’s why this Sun Awareness Week[iii]<!--[endif]--> (4-10 May 2015) Macmillan Cancer Support is joining forces with Saint-Gobain UK & Ireland to raise awareness of skin cancer amongst men in the UK.