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Mobility scooter donated to LGBT Community Safety Forum

Besi Besemar October 19, 2016

Dental Health Spa donates mobility scooter to the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (B&H LGBT CSF) initiative Accessibility Matters to support work they deliver across the city during Brighton & Hove Pride.


Accessibility Matters is the only volunteer led LGBT project in Brighton & Hove that delivers effective front line services to Disabled LGBT Communities in the city and is an initiative of the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum (B&H LGBT CSF).

The mobility scooter was presented to Billie Lewis, Chair of the Forum, by award-winning dental hygienist Christina Chatfield during a Macmillan Coffee morning fundraising day at the Dental Spa, located on Queens Road in central Brighton, on Friday, September 30.

Christina with songbird Sally Schofield
Christina with songbird Sally Schofield

The Dental Health Team, supported by Karen Neeson of Forever Living took to the streets to sell cakes they had baked and invite passers-by into the Spa for coffee, tea and a ditty from songbird Sally Schofield.

Sales from the cakes amounted to £282 and with an additional £100 donation from Dental Health Spa a total of £382 was raised for MacMillan.

Accessibility Matters was created by the B&H LGBT CSF to address the needs of older, blind disabled, and deaf members of the LGBT+ communities in the city, to encourage and empower them to take part in community and social life on a par with their non-disabled peers.



Billie Lewis, Volunteer Chair of the¬†LGBT¬†CSF, said:¬†‚ÄúThe donation of the mobility scooter is such a generous and thoughtful idea. We really are very grateful to everyone at the Dental Health Spa for deciding that our project would be chosen to benefit from it. It will be used throughout the year as we assist disabled LGBT people around the city.‚ÄĚ

Christina, added:¬†“The¬†LGBT¬†CSF do a fantastic job making Pride accessible for everyone and I could not think of a more worthy organisation to donate my mother mobility scooter to.”


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