Paralympians cut the ribbon on new £150k addition to The Mobility Store
The Mobility Store in Wroughton celebrated the completion of its new Optimised Mobility showroom by welcoming two local Paralympians to come along and cut the ribbon.
The Devizes Road store, which sells a range of products to help people with limited mobility or other impairments, spent around £150,000 transforming an old forge, sawmill and carpentry shop into an spacious retail outlet.
As the latest addition to the shop, Optimised Mobility will offer a specialist range of power-assisted high-tech scooters and chairs which suit people who have had life-altering changes to their legs.
It will include high-end products which it says cannot be found anywhere else within 40 miles of Swindon, and which can be measured and tailored to best meet people’s needs.
Gold medal-winning Paralympian Chris Skelley and wheelchair tennis pro Louise Hunt cut the ribbon for the new area and chatted with staff about their Tokyo 2020 experiences.
Speaking to The Swindon Advertiser, Louise said that she found it really exciting to have somewhere like this so local: “I’m impressed with the range because quite often, shops which cater for anything disability-related seem quite niche but this has everything you could think of.”
Willie McIvor, Director of The Mobility Store, noted that Louise was attracted to the optimised equipment, such as the high-end wheelchairs and add-ons while Chris liked the products for partially-sighted people.
Speaking exclusively to THIIS he said: “Both Chris Skelley and Louise Hunt are local, so it was great to welcome them to our Wroughton store and for us to gain hands-on knowledge from them, particularly with regard to active user wheelchairs.
“We were also able to introduce them to E Motion wheels and showed them some of the useful items available to help with day-to-day living.”https://thiis.co.uk/paralympians-cut-the-ribbon-on-new-150k-addition-to-the-mobility-store/https://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/20211005_152015.jpghttps://thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/20211005_152015-150x150.jpgNewsroomRetailer NewsTrade NewsChris Skelley,Louise Hunt,Optimised Mobility,scooters,The Mobility Store,wheelchairs,Willie McIvor,WroughtonThe Mobility Store in Wroughton celebrated the completion of its new Optimised Mobility showroom by welcoming two local Paralympians to come along and cut the ribbon. The Devizes Road store, which sells a range of products to help people with limited mobility or other impairments, spent around £150,000 transforming an...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine