Monday, 20 December 2010

Quaver in the snow


She's loving the white stuff!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Mobility Scooter - Kudos First

First few episodes of the video diary are up on youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/AlunsJourney

The videos show the initial assessment through to the delivery of the new scooter.

As you would expect from a reputable mobility company, excellent service and brilliant customer service.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Photo Portrait Session in aid of Dogs for the Disabled

Mel is a good friend who is looking to help raise some funds for the Dogs for the Disabled. Mel is a professional photographer and has offered to hold family portrait session in Bedford. There is even free tea and coffee!

Full details of venue/costs/booking etc below:


2. Photography session for Dogs for the Disabled

Melanie Henderson (wife of Ian from Squadra) is a professional photographer and is offering to hold family portrait sessions here at i-Lab on Saturday 11th December in return for donations to Dogs for the Disabled (an excellent charity which does exactly what it says on the tin!). Sessions will last approximately 30 mins each and for this they are asking for a min £20 donation to the charity. Following this 8x6 sized photos will be available to purchase in a folder for £10. Anyone who is interested please contact Ian@squadra.co.uk or 01234 834554.
Venue address - Bedford i-Lab, Priory Business Park, Bedford, MK44 3RZ

Thursday, 25 November 2010

New scooter

Arrived this morning - huge thank you to Jay and all At Kudos First - look out world!!

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Kudo's First - New Scooter


I had the pleasure of visiting Kudo's First yesterday in Somerset down at Euro Mobility, and i have to admit the service was excellent. From the time i arrived i could not have been looked after any better.



Upon arrival i was made a cup of coffee and shown through to the scooters - all lined up ready for a test drive. I tried 3 of the scooters under expert supervision. The scooters features were demonstrated to me and any adjustments were made there and then.
When i had eventually chosen the correct scooter my car was then brought into the warehouse to make sure the scooter fit in the boot. The seats were removed and a fabrication was made so the scooter fit into my car.

All in all, the service i received was excellent and i really can't recommend them enough.



Saturday, 20 November 2010

Follow me on Twitter...

If you are into Twitter feel free to follow me - @MDdiary.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Target MD comes alive online

Target MD, the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign's flagship publication is now available to view online using new page-turning software.

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Hit Channel 4 fashion show focuses on disability

The shows will be broadcast on Tuesday 19 and 26 January, and 2 February at 8pm on Channel 4.

Monday, 18 January 2010

Tesco adverts featuring MD sufferers.

Tesco have launched a new TV advert to celebrate the launch of a new partnership between the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign and Procter and Gamble UK (P&G) will be marked by a national television advertising campaign.
The advert, which features two youngsters affected by muscle disease, airs for the first time on Wednesday 13 January 2010 and runs for two and a half weeks. P&G is donating 5p for each product, including Bold, Pampers and Gillette, sold across 15 of their leading brands* in Tesco stores.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Hoist

Right, where was I....
Well i am now the proud owner of a Nissan Qashqui via the Motability scheme. Very nice car, no complaints at all, just wish the prat of a dealer had sorted out the wheelchair hoist before i took the car away!!
Since I have now had to buy the powerchair myself (i'll write that story tomorrow!) i need a hoist to put it in and out of the car. I foolishly signed for the car not knowing all adaptions have to be completed before pick-up - to qualify for Motability funding!!
I have since phoned Motability who want a written quote from PB Conversions to then consider a contribution. To get a quote I need to take the chair over to PB who will weigh the chair, then give me a quote for the correct hoist.
Unbeknown to them, I've found a cheaper hoist, bought it and only need them to fit it. PB quoted £750 - I paid £201.....


GOLDEN RULE - NEVER sign for the car until all adaptions have been carried out.