Milton Keynes Mobility marked 20 years of services to the elderly and disabled in the town last week.
The Mayor of Milton Keynes Councillor Brian White and MP Mark Lancaster were both in attendance to celebrate the service’s anniversary at the Milton Keynes Centre for Independent Living.
Milton Keynes Mobility is Milton Keynes’ leading supplier of aids for the elderly and disabled, serving around a thousand customers in the area a month. Now owned by William and Maggie Carver, it was founded by Newport Pagnell-based Sue and Alan Eames. The first shop to open was in the High Street, Newport Pagnell and the business now has three other branches in Bletchley, Luton and Winchester as well as a website and mail order catalogue.
The company sells a huge variety of products from mobility scooters and stairlifts to extra-wide shoes and walking sticks.
Mr Lancaster, who tried out one of the centre’s wheelchairs, said: “Milton Keynes Mobility has helped a huge number of residents in Milton Keynes keep mobile and independent when needed most. I am delighted to be able to celebrate their 20th year in operation and am sure they will continue their good work supporting those in need within our community.”
Mr White, added: “Over the last 20 years Milton Keynes Mobility has been a key part of MK whether in supporting individuals or providing much needed equipment.
“MK has been designed to include ease of movement for disabled people and Milton Keynes Mobility makes that possible.”