Mobility Choice, the charity dedicated to enabling disabled people of all ages and abilities to enjoy greater independence through increased mobility, has appointed two new Trustees to its Board. This follows the retirement of long-standing members.
Thomas Dixon has extensive charity fundraising experience and is currently Events Manager at disability charity Scope. “There is much opportunity for small charities to capture in the marketplace, as long as efforts are channelled in the right direction,” said Thomas. ”I am looking forward to contributing to the future development of Mobility Choice.
Mike Simmonds is well known in the mobility industry as the founder of Q’Straint, the wheelchair and occupant restraint systems company, and Disabilinet Technologies Limited. He, too, has considerable charity experience, including currently as Ambassador for the Porchlight homelessness charity and the UK-based BEARR Trust that helps children and other vulnerable people in overseas countries. Said Mike: “I am a great admirer of Mobility Choice, in particular the way the charity has developed the annual Mobility Roadshow to be the UK’s most popular consumer event of its kind. I am excited to be contributing to an organisation whose vision is close to my heart.”
“We are delighted to have Thomas and Mike join us,” said Jacqui Jones, Chief Executive, Mobility Choice. “Each has substantial strategic business expertise that will be a great asset to our future development plans to broaden the scope of the charity and the continuing success of the Roadshow.”