16th May 2016
A local mobility company has donated a new wheelchair to Turn to Starboard to help injured veterans get onto sailing boats.
Tremorvah Industries of Threemilestone were contacted by staff at Turn to Starboard about suitable wheelchairs for transporting veterans along a jetty. After visiting the organisation to demonstrate a wheelchair, staff from Tremorvah decided to waive the costs and donate one instead.
Tremorvah Mobility Assessor, Derek Hill, said: “Turn to Starboard contacted us and were looking to buy a wheelchair so we came down to demonstrate one and conduct an assessment. When we returned to our office we thought it would be a good idea to approach our managers to see if they would donate one instead. They thought it was a great cause and agreed with us straight away.”
The wheelchair will help to transport injured veterans between our office at Falmouth Marina to a boat moored along a jetty more than 300 yards away. The generous donation means more veterans with disabilities will be able to access services.
CEO Shaun Pascoe said: “This incredibly generous gift will enable us to transport injured veterans to boats in a more comfortable and dignified manner. It will help us to support more veterans while helping them to re-engage, reintegrate and gain new skills to help start new careers.”
Tremorvah Industries make equipment for people with disabilities and provide work and training opportunities for disabled people, helping them to maintain their independence.
The company was founded 70 years ago as a rehabilitation centre and now offers a wide range of specialist mobility products. More than 70 per cent of Tremorvah’s staff have a recognised disability and fulfil roles in every department.