IMG_1262There’s even more for disabled motorists to look forward to this year at Motability’s biggest ever programme of One Big Day events.  Motability will be hosting six events in 2014; kicking off with the largest show of the year, ‘The Big Event’ at EventCity, Manchester, held entirely indoors on Friday 16 and Saturday 17 May 2014. 
 
In addition to four regional ‘One Big Day’ events taking place in Kent, Exeter, Derby and Yorkshire throughout the summer, Motability has also added its first ever event in Northern Ireland; ‘The Big Event in Belfast’ on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May.
 
Hosted by Motability, the leading car scheme for disabled people, the One Big Day events offer disabled people the chance to find out more about the range of cars, scooters and powered wheelchairs available to lease through the Scheme. Visitors can test drive a selection of cars, talk to Motability advisors and gather a range of helpful information, while enjoying a great day out with their friends and families.
 
Visitors to ‘The Big Event’ at EventCity in Manchester will have access to Motability’s biggest ever vehicle display including more than 100 cars from nearly 30 manufacturers. In addition, over 40 models of scooters and a wide range of car adaptations and Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles will also be on show. There will be a fleet of more than 40 cars, including some fitted with popular adaptations, available for both drivers and passengers to test drive with a professional driving instructor.
 
The full list of cars on display and available to test drive will be available online at motability.co.uk/thebigevent a month before the show. Expert Motability advisors and specialists will be on hand for those thinking of joining the Scheme for the first time or for existing customers looking to lease their next Motability car.
 
Each event provides fun for the whole family with free entry, free parking, a free hot or cold drink and the chance to win an iPad mini. The little ones can make the most of the KidZone where they’ll be free face painting and the chance to meet the Motability mascot ‘Billy the Bear’.
 
The first ever Motability event in Northern Ireland – ‘The Big Event’ in Belfast – takes place over two days at The King’s Hall Pavilions on Friday 30 and Saturday 31 May 2014.  Alongside ‘The Big Event’, Disability Action will also be at The King’s Hall Pavilions hosting Northern Ireland’s largest Disability Exhibition – allowing visitors to have access to two great events at the same location.
 
Luke Snowden, One Big Day event manager, said: “We are so excited to be hosting our biggest ever event at EventCity in Manchester and also making our debut in Northern Ireland with the launch of The Big Event in Belfast.  Over the years we’ve seen thousands of people at our events and it’s great to be able to offer even more opportunities to do so this year. Our aim is to provide disabled motorists with a chance to explore all their motoring options in one accessible location whilst having a fun day out too.”
 
The full 2014 One Big Day programme includes:
 
·         The Big Event at EventCity, Manchester on 16 and 17 May 2014
·         The Big Event at The King’s Hall Pavilions, Belfast on 30 and 31 May 2014
·         One Big Day at Glow, Bluewater, Kent on Tuesday 8 July 2014
·         One Big Day at Westpoint, Exeter on Saturday 26 July 2014
·         One Big Day at Donington Park, Derby on Thursday 7 August 2014
·         One Big Day at Yorkshire Event Centre, Harrogate on Thursday 14 August 2014
 
All events will open at 9am, and finish at 4pm (except Belfast which opens at 10am each day).
 
Visitors will also be able to share their One Big Day experiences by interacting with the‘Motability Events’ Facebook page. ‘Like’ the page to stay up-to-date on all the latest news and developments from the Motability Events team.
 
For more information on The Big Event visit motability.co.uk/thebigevent and for information on the full One Big Day programme visit motability.co.uk/onebigday.
 
For more information on leasing a car through the Motability Scheme, visit motability.co.uk or call 0800 953 7000.