Malmesbury League of Friends Ensures Local Man’s Continued Mobility

The mobility of a Malmesbury man left brain-damaged after an horrific road accident 15 years ago has been assured as a result of a new through-floor lift at his home paid for by the Malmesbury League of Friends (MLOF).

When Richard Edington returned home after over a year in hospital, the installation of a lift in his home enabled him to move from his bedroom and shower facility on the first floor down to the living room. But after over ten years of daily use, the lift finally broke down and urgently needed replacing.

The new lift is now in place and working perfectly. Richard’s partner and carer Lynn Ashman said: “ We are both so grateful for the donation by MLOF. Without the new lift, Richard would be confined to his room on the first floor, so it really is essential.”

The lift is one of further recent donations from MLOF, which include:

  • Essential repairs to the Malmesbury Community minibus.
  • A spirometer, which measures the movement of air into and out of one’s lungs, for use at the Malmesbury Primary Care Centre.

MLOF Chairman David Hide said: “ We were delighted to pay for the installation of the new lift, which is essential for Richard’s mobility. And we were also pleased to help with the other two items, typical of the help we can provide.”