A writer and sports enthusiast from Milton Keynes has been appointed event ambassador for The Mobility Roadshow and Get Going Live! event at the Silverstone Circuit later this month.
Henrietta Freeman, age 21, is wheelchair dependent and lives with an undiagnosed progressive condition.
She joins an elite group of dedicated volunteers who promote the events nationwide and raise awareness for organiser Mobility Choice.
The free-to-attend Mobility Roadshow - happening May 26-28 - is for people of all ages living with restricted mobility.
Visitors have the unique opportunity to test drive adapted and wheelchair accessible vehicles (WAVS) around the famous Silverstone motorsport circuit.
“Over the years of attending The Mobility Roadshow, I have started to become really nosey and I love finding new gadgets and inventions which can benefit me and other people with similar requirements,” Henrietta said.
“As a non-driver, I find the passenger test drives particularly informative as I can compare a variety of vehicles with different adaptations and accessibility options.
“I travel upfront in my side entry Volkswagen Transporter Wav which is superb. Having recently lost the ability to speak and movement below my neck it allows me to lead as independent a life as possible, with help from my Canine Partner, Zebo.”
Henrietta, a lifelong sports fanatic and Liver
pool Football club supporter, is also keen to promote the Mobility Roadshow accessible Sports Zone: “Sport has been at the forefront of my life. I played a lot of football when I was younger and competed at a high level in athletics. Whilst a great way to keep fit, it’s also fun and I have gained friends as well as confidence in the process.
“I would encourage anyone to take up sports and think the Mobility Roadshow sports zone provides ideal opportunities for people living with disabilities to have a go.”
For more details on the event visit www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk