Rachel was delighted to present the keys of a new Motability car to her constituent Mark Porley. The presentation took place at Ringways Motor Group, Whitehall Road, Leeds.
Mark, 47, has Charcot–Marie–Tooth (CMT) disease, an inherited neurological disorder. The car is a Ford Kuga, his second Motability car on the Scheme, which is fitted with a scooter hoist.
Mark said: “My Motability car has given me back my freedom. It is life-changing and I can’t imagine life without it. I have always taken an active role in the community and leasing a car with Motability means I can continue to do this.
“Motability enables me to retain a great relationship with my children. I can provide lots of support by taking them to school as well as with their additional daily activities. I can also visit family and friends around the country more frequently, including my mother who resides in a care home in Devon.”
Rachel Reeves MP said: “Motability is an excellent Scheme that provides a vital lifeline for thousands of disabled people like Mark. It was great to meet Mark and give him the keys to his new car. I was really pleased that the outgoing Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress were able to attend, fulfilling one of their last duties before the end of the Civic year ”