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19th September 2016

MP Hails Progress Of Local Start-Up Charity

Steven Paterson MP
Steven Paterson MP

Steven Paterson MP in Parliament

Trossachs Mobility, a new start-up charity based in the Callander area, has recently received its official charity status and secured premises for their organisation. Welcoming the huge progress the charity has made, Stirling MP Steven Paterson called on Parliament to debate how MPs can better support innovative projects such as Trossachs Mobility.

During Business Questions last week, Mr Paterson asked the Leader of the House:

“Trossachs Mobility is a new and innovative charity that has been established in my constituency to offer opportunities to people who are wheelchair users to get out and about in the outdoors—the spectacular terrain, woodland and hills in the Trossachs. May we have a debate to explore how we can promote such excellent initiatives across the country?”

 The Leader of the House – David Lidington MP – welcomed Mr Paterson’s comments and suggested that other MPs could learn from Trossachs Mobility’s innovative success.

Trossachs Mobility aims to provide special outdoor access wheelchairs to disabled people visiting the Trossachs. Founded by Wayne Johnson and Gordon Wilson, the charity is currently trying to raise start-up funds.

 Commenting Steven Paterson said:

“Trossachs Mobility is an inspirational start-up organisation – born out of a friendship, Gordon and Wayne have worked together to think of ways which wheelchair users can enjoy the outdoor experiences that the Trossachs have to offer.

 “When I first met Gordon and Wayne, their personal story of friendship was as inspiring as their sheer determination to make this ambitious project a reality.”