8 June 2015
MoreAbility Managing Director, Tony Passmore, recently completed his latest charitable stint which saw him concur a 5 day, 500km cycle across the tough terrains and humid able heat of Burma raising £3,000 for the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre.
Moreability, part of the Passmore family, have worked in partnership with the William Merritt Centre for a number of years, promoting & supporting independent & safe living in and around the Leeds area.
The local charity has been under notice for some time as the NHS owned building, St Marys Hospital, is being considered for redevelopment within the Trust. Occupied for over 30 years the centre needs to relocate at the same time as becoming an independent Social Enterprise as a result of austerity cuts in 2013. This means they are now an independent charity & social enterprise rather than working within the NHS restraints.
“We have worked with the centre for a number of years, the aim and driver behind both service organisations is the same – to promote and help achieve independent and safe living. I am no cyclist, I hate it, but I had to do something to help. I was also born at the Hospital which adds further gravitas and really hits home.”
MoreAbility specialise in adapting stylish and safe bathrooms for those with limited mobility “just because a bathroom needs to be safe doesn’t mean it can’t be stylish, our main aim is ease of use for each individual” said Tony. “In working with the William Merritt Centre we aim to help more people achieve just that.”
For further information, you can contact More Ability by visiting the website: www.moreability.co.uk or phoning 0113 201 5030. Contact the William Merritt Disabled Living Centre on 0113 350 8989 or firstname.lastname@example.org / www.wmdlc.org. Read Tony’s blog on his hair raising adventure by visiting www.moreability.co.uk/blog/2015/03/tour-de-tony-passmore-500km-burma-challenge