Motor dealers John Grose flies flag for Motability at awareness day

John Grose held a Motability awareness day at its Lowestoft showrooms to highlight the benefits of t

John Grose held a Motability awareness day at its Lowestoft showrooms to highlight the benefits of the scheme for disabled people. Pictures: John Grose - Credit: John Grose

Motor dealer John Grose held a Motability awareness day at its Lowestoft showrooms to highlight the benefits of the scheme for disabled people.

Motor dealer John Grose invited anyone who wanted to find out more about the Motability scheme to visit its showrooms in Whapload Road, Lowestoft.

Motability is the leading car scheme for disabled people. It offers those that receive the higher rate mobility component of the Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the new enhanced rate of the mobility component of the Personal Independence Payment (PIP) a brand new car with insurance, roadside assistance, road tax, servicing and maintenance included, every three years.

Richard Howard, sales director for John Grose, said: 'We at John Grose are passionate about Motability and the tremendous impact it continues to have on the lives of many of our customers, giving them freedom, independence and what really is worry-free motoring, with everything included except the fuel.

'We are very proud to have recently been awarded regional dealer group of the year for the second year running, which illustrates how important Motability is both to our business and more importantly to our community.'


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The aim of John Grose's event on Friday was to increase the awareness of Motability within Lowestoft and the surrounding area by encouraging people to come and find out more in a friendly and relaxed environment.

'We were very pleased with the response to our events – we met lots of people across our dealerships, many of whom were new to Motability. It was great for us to be able to explain the flexibility of the scheme, like the fact that you don't actually need to drive, you can nominate up to two friends, relatives or carers to drive the vehicle on your behalf.'

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Throughout the day visitors were invited to take part in a free prize draw to win an iPad. The lucky winner was Gordon Smith of Great Yarmouth.

Supporting the event were adaptations specialists whose demonstration vehicles proved very popular. They exhibited a number of the many adaptations available to suit individual driver's needs such as swivel seats to assist getting in and out of the car, wheelchair hoists and push-pull hand controls rather than foot pedals. Many adaptations are available at no extra cost through the Motability scheme.

Local mobility companies, with a wide range of wheelchairs, scooters and living aids, and wheelchair accessible vehicle specialists also attended.

If you would like to know more about the Motability Scheme, contact John Grose Ford and Kia on 01502 565353 or visit www.johngrose.co.uk/motability

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