Thursday, 21 May 2009


A Wigan car retailer is holding a special event to highlight a scheme which enables disabled drivers to use their government-funded mobility allowance to obtain a new car.

The Motability event – taking place at the Corkills Volkswagen in Wallgate on June 1st and 2nd – is aimed at promoting a better understanding of how people can benefit from the scheme.

One Motability customer who has been taking advantage of the Motability for over nine years is 68-year-old Arnold Stirzaker, from Chorley, who has just picked up his third Volkswagen Polo from Corkills.

Mr Stirzaker suffers from Parkinsons and has difficulty moving. “Motability has helped my wife Patricia and I keep our independence. If it wasn’t for the car we would have to rely on our children to take us shopping and visiting friends.

“The service at Corkills is always excellent; they make really helpful suggestions, such as by choosing a three door instead of a five and getting a slightly bigger engine to make driving easier.

“I’d recommend everyone who is eligible for the Motability scheme to go along to the event and see how it can benefit them.”

Anyone in receipt of the Higher Rate Mobility Component of Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or the War Pensioners Mobility Supplement is eligible for Motability.

Corkills’ brand manager Carl Hazelton added: “Motability is a great way for people with a disability to be mobile and have the freedom to travel.

Corkills has been running Motability events for five years and has expertly trained staffs who are able to offer advice on what cars are most suitable and any adjustments that need to be made.”

A Motability specialist will be at the event to offer advice on how people can use the scheme. There is no need to book.

If you are interested in this story please contact Richard Knowles on 01902 714 957 or email

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