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Paul Lewis presents award to Red Wheelies

29th September 2011

Paul Lewis, Partner at sponsors George Ide LLP Solicitors, presented the award to the Red Wheelies last Friday at the inaugural Disabled Motoring UK Awards, held alongside the Goodwood Revival Festival.

In presenting the award Paul said, “These ladies really are an inspiration to us all.”

Helen Dolphin, Director of Policy & Campaigns at Disabled Motoring UK, said, “The Red Wheelies are a team of determined women all of whom have Multiple Sclerosis and who are out to prove that life is still worth living.

“They ‘walked’ Hadrian’s Wall in 2009, followed by a ‘pilgrimage’ from Winchester Cathedral to Canterbury Cathedral in 2010, and this year they have just broken the existing Guinness World Record for ‘the greatest distance covered by a mobility scooter in 24 hours, with a massive 154 miles. The Red Wheelies are highly deserving winners of this award.”

Jackie Weeden from The Red Wheelies, said, “We are stunned to win this award. We do what we do for fun and to show that there is life with MS. We hope that this award will help us continue to spread a positive awareness of MS. Alongside Disabled Motoring UK, we would also like to thank Quingo for their continued support and provision of our scooters.”

Nominations for this award were considered from all sporting disciplines including, but not limited to, motorsports and official Paralympic sports and came from fellow members of Disabled Motoring UK. They featured a range of companies and individuals from around the country and beyond. A team of judges from Disabled Motoring UK, the British Parking Association and The Lively Crew decided the winners.

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