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Seeking enhancements that support disabled access and rambling

Rica mobility scooter survey

09/01/2014

Rica, www.rica.org.uk, an independent UK research charity working for older and disabled people, is conducting a national survey of mobility scooter users for the Department for Transport.   If you are a scooter user, Rica wants to know about your experience of buying and using a scooter.  The survey is online at www.rica.org.uk/scootersurvey and is also available as a […]

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101 miles for MS

22/07/2013
101 miles for MS

We have been asked to publicise this fundraiser.  You can find out more at southdowns101ers.com (The Disabled Ramblers takes no responsibility for the content of external web sites) THE SOUTH DOWNS 101ERS I’m James and I have secondary progressive MS. I will be riding the 101 miles of the South Downs Way by mobility scooter in […]

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Changing Places on Motorways Petition

25/05/2013

I am doing an online petition to persuade Motorway Services to install Changing Placces ie. toilets for people who cannot stand or walk. Please click on the link, read about it and ask your members to do the same. Thank you. Margaret Clough http://www.change.org/petitions/motorway-service-station-operators-provide-toilets-for-all-disabled-people

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Helping to Improve Access

30/04/2013
Helping to Improve Access

A key aim of the Disabled Ramblers is to seek improved access to the countryside. As her birthday treat, Liz & I visited Pershore Meadows Wetlands with the Wetlands for All Project Officer from Wychavon District Council.   The Lottery funded project will improve access to this 24 Hectare site for all. In addition to highlighting […]

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Access the (Yorkshire) Dales

30/03/2013
Access the (Yorkshire) Dales

Debbie is raising funds to buy a Tramper for the National Trust at Malham Tarn (which we visited last year). You can read all about her and her other projects at http://accessthedales.wordpress.com/about/ She is on Facebook – accessthedales, twitter-@accessthedales and has a blog site accessthedales.com To donate, visit her Just Giving page -www.justgiving.com/accessthedales

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Around Britain Challenge

22/03/2013
Around Britain Challenge

   Liz & I happened to be at Beamers (Tramper) today while Mark Newton was collecting his new Three Wheel Tramper and Caravan.  Mark, a wounded serviceman, will be spending the next year and a half circumnavigating Britain starting at Lochgilphead in 12 days time.  You can follow Mark’s adventures  HELP NEEDED. Mark needs a co-driver […]

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Canine Partners

04/03/2013
Canine Partners

Hello. Daxi and I are taking part in Canine Partner’s annual Bluebell Walk fundraising event. The walk will take place on April 25th 2013. We want to help to raise money so that the charity can create more partnerships like ours. I am sending this to everyone I know, to give you the opportunity to […]

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Val is Volunteers Co-ordinator

08/12/2012
Val is Volunteers Co-ordinator

Volunteers are the life-blood of the Disabled Ramblers. On rambles they open gates, police road crossings, help get scooters through difficult sections and generally reassure & encourage ramblers. Behind the scenes they deliver the MSU (Mobile Support Unit) with our loan scooters and Mobile Accessible Toilet to the rambles – and get everything ready for […]

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Chairman Faces the Camera

22/06/2012
Chairman Faces the Camera

While visiting the Mobility Roadshow at Peterborough today, Tony was interviewed on camera about the Disabled Ramblers for the show organisers. Dorothy was kept busy giving out Disabled Ramblers leaflets to many of the visitors.

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Accessible route on its way?

22/03/2012
Accessible route on its way?

Worcestershire CC have agreed to replace this bridge with one wide enough for scooters. This should give us a 7 mile circular ramble across the Hams south of the river Teme in Worcester – if they change the stile as well!

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Better Footpaths for Worcester?

22/03/2012

Following a presentation by a member of the Disabled Ramblers to Worcestershire footpaths people, we have been invited to suggest routes for improvement over the coming year. JohnC

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