Eastenders’ actor presents competition winners with brand new WAV!
Eastenders actor David Proud made a couple’s day when he handed over the keys to one of our brand new wheelchair accessible cars to the winners of our Win a WAV competition today.
Matthew Iceton and his wife Catharine, who has multiple sclerosis (MS), were crowned winners of our WAV giveaway after Matthew entered the competition last year. Matthew, 39, from Peterlee in Durham, was one of almost 3,000 competition entrants and was thrilled when told the news he’d won.
He said: “I’d completely forgotten I’d entered the competition and hadn’t even told my wife about it. We were in shock for days - it’s such a fantastic prize. My wife is a wheelchair user and has to use taxis to get everywhere. We had been looking for a wheelchair accessible car for a few months when I entered the competition, and had come to the conclusion we couldn’t afford to buy one for a number of years. Winning this car is going to make such a difference to our lives.”
At the presentation, David Proud, a wheelchair user himself, said: "I am delighted to be the person who gets to hand the keys of this lovely new car to Matthew and Catharine. Being mobile is so important as a disabled person and I hope this car leads to lots of new adventures for them.”
“Constables Mobility has helped thousands of people in the UK become mobile over the last 30 years, and I wish them every success for the future."
The family are now the proud owners of a new Constables Peugeot Partner Tepee 1.6 in Kyanos Blue, worth £15,000. For Catharine’s accessibility and comfort, the vehicle offers a gently sloping lightweight safety edged ramp with anti-slip surface, fully lowered floor for generous headroom and all round visibility, and a simple four-point wheelchair securing system. VCA certified to full 2012 European safety and environmental standards; Matthew & Catharine have won one of the safest WAVs on the road today.
Pictured: Left to right - David Proud, David Constable, Matthew Iceton, Catharine Iceton, Marie Smith (Yourlife Care and Support).