Electric Mobility supports charity with delivery of 20 scooters for Remembrance Parade
To mark the 100th-anniversary Cenotaph Parade in London on Remembrance Sunday, Electric Mobility supported the British Limbless Ex-Service Men’s Association (BLESMA) by providing 20 mobility scooters so the limbless veterans could partake in the parade with ease.
Dave Pierce, Warehouse Manager for Electric Mobility, arranged for 20 Rascal 388 Deluxe Mobility Scooters to be delivered to the Horse Guards Parade for BLESMA to use during the Parade.
This year, Britain commemorated the centenary anniversary since the end of the First World War, while Electric Mobility Celebrated its 15th year working in partnership with charity BLESMA.
The charity is the only national Armed Forces charity that supports veterans who have lost limbs, or lost the use of limbs or eyes, by providing them with rehabilitation activities and welfare support. This year, BLESMA also celebrated its 100th year of service.
As with most years, 40 BLESMA members took part in this years’ Remembrance Parade.
This year consisted of 20 members using Electric Mobility scooters, along with the walking wounded, widows and carers behind them. BLESMA members, along with 10,000 others, marched in honour of their colleagues and to remember those who were lost in the First World War.
Elaine Leighton, Marketing & Communications Manager at Electric Mobility, said: “We are strongly committed to supporting this great Veteran Charity and will continue to provide Mobility Scooters to give the veterans the opportunity to fully take part in the parade to pay their respects to those that are lost but not forgotten.
“Electric Mobility as a company is extremely passionate about aiding serving and ex-military personnel with this important event in the calendar, highlighting just one example of how our products really can improve the lives of heroes for the better by enabling them to remain independent. “
To mark the centenary, families whose ancestors died or were injured in the First World War were also remembered by their relatives who took part in the “People’s Procession.”
A total of 10,000 people, chosen by ballot, had the opportunity to pay their respects to all those who served in the First World War and help express the nation’s thanks to the generation that served, and those that never returned, by taking part in the Nation’s Thank You procession past the Cenotaph.