Firm helps disabled man’s charity bid

Paul and David outside Wimott Mobility

Paul and David outside Wimott Mobility - Credit: Archant

A YATTON businessman has helped a school friend take part in the Bristol Half Marathon by providing him with a wheelchair to compete in.

Paul Wilmott, who runs Wilmott Mobility, presented David Silvester with a £1,200 titanium wheelchair to take on the 13-mile challenge this September.

The wheelchair was funded by the firm, Invacare and St Monica’s Trust to allow the 46-year-old to raise money for St Peter’s Hospice.

David, who lives in Bristol, is wheelchair bound after contracting viral meningitis and is supporting the charity to raise money in memory of his brother who died of throat cancer a couple of years ago.

He thanked Wilmott Mobility and the other donations that helped pay for his new wheelchair.

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