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Toyota supports Forum Centres

Robin Giles and Paul Fricker present new Toyota keys to Sal GrierIn line with its global vision for providing mobility assistance for all, Toyota has agreed to provide nine specially adapted vehicles to the Forum of Mobility Centres.

The Yaris, Auris and Verso models are on free loan for two years and are fitted with the latest range of special seating equipment from the Toyota Mobility Programme, designed to make life easier and safer for people who are disabled, or need extra help getting in and out of their vehicle.

Robin Giles, Toyota GB PLC General Manager Corporate Planning and Social Responsibility, said: “We are proud not only to make this vehicle loan, but also to be able to provide Toyota-manufactured and installed adaptations to help passenger assessment. The Toyota Mobility Programme is in its infancy in Europe and we hope to learn much from the feedback that the mobility assessment centres can provide.”

Ed Passant, Chief Executive of the Forum of Mobility Centres, said:

“We are delighted with Toyota’s splendid initiative in giving us these nine vehicles on a two year loan. We have been able to spread the cars across the UK and, as a result, they will significantly enhance the services we are able to offer disabled and older people. In addition the specialist equipment uniquely manufactured and fitted by Toyota, such as “swivel” or “lift up” seats, will allow us to demonstrate the very latest assistive technology. Mobility is a vital component in ensuring that people can stay in work, access goods and services, and participate fully in the life of their community. Toyota’s generosity provides a major boost to our work in this area. Our driving advisors can’t wait to get the vehicles on the road.”

Ed Passant and Michael Grace with new Toyota vehicle Anu Varshney and Julie Chatburn with new Toyota vehicle