29 Jul

Markup: Text Alignment


This is a paragraph. It should not have any alignment of any kind. It should just flow like you would normally expect. Nothing fancy. Just straight up text, free flowing, with love. Completely neutral and not picking a side or sitting on the fence. It just is. It just freaking is. It likes where it is. It does not feel compelled to pick a side. Leave him be. It will just be better that way. Trust me.
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27 Jun

Count down begins


We’re all getting excited now as it looks like the Mobiloo will be with us in the first half of July.

It’s looking really smart – as the latest photos demonstrate – and we’ll be brightening up the outside with eye-catching Mobiloo logo and strapline shortly after we collect it from Yorkshire.

If you are interested in hiring it, having it at your event as part of our marketing drive, are interested in driving it for us from time to time – or if you interested in sponsoring the Mobiloo – please do get in touch. Not long to go now!

14 Apr

Road trip to see the Mobiloo

On Friday Active Impact Director Philip Douch, steering group member Sheila Talwar and her colleague Elaine Shipway from St Rose’s School drove to Yorkshire and spent three hours sitting in the Mobiloo! With over 60 years of accessible toilet knowledge between them they were the ideal advisers.

With the changing table and hoist already expertly fitted, we were able to discuss and decide the final internal design detail with Richard Ashby, who is overseeing the construction for us at Equi-trek. Richard drew the emerging fixture and fitting plans onto the walls, rubbed them out as we got better ideas, and then left the definitive version there for lead builder John to turn into the real thing over the next few weeks.

Elaine had not seen any of the ideas until her visit, so brought a fresh perspective as well as her years of experience as both professional and parent carer. She was mightly impressed with both the concept and the design. Not long to go now, and the rest of Gloucestershire will be able to appreciate it all as well…..

09 Apr

Mobiloo on BBC Radio Gloucestershire

Active Impact Director Philip Douch and parent carer Sharron Ashley-Hill went off to BBC Radio Gloucestershire last week to pre-record a lively interview about the Mobiloo with Chris Baxter.

Chris broadcast a ten minute piece in his morning programme. You can Listen Again at http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs513  –  start at 40 minutes 20 seconds in to the programme. There are also mini trails at 13.08 and 35.48 – and then we are even briefly featured on the ten o’clock news bulletin just after an hour in!

Philip said a bit about how and why the project had come together and Sharron spoke movingly of the difference the Mobiloo will make to her disabled daughter and to the whole family.

Chris was really enthusiastic about the whole project, encouraging listeners to offer their services as volunteer driver-attendants.  He has promised to be there on behalf of Radio Gloucestershire when we officially launch the Mobiloo two or three months from now – and was keen to press his claim to record the first flush!


10 Mar

The Mobiloo is coming soon!

As the photos show, it’s being built as you look at this website. We’ve launched the site to whet your appetite. We’re hoping to be ready to take confirmed bookings later in the spring for hire dates in July 2014 and beyond.

This is a unique new project. Do ask us things – it will help us build the website with the information you and other people may need by the time we officially launch the Mobiloo.

Meanwhile, how about offering to join our pool of volunteer driver-attendants to keep costs low to family and charity hirers? Or make a donation and give us your money! Every pound will help us keep charges low to people who could otherwise not afford to hire it.

If you’ve got any questions complete our contact form or call Sharron Ashley-Hill on 07582 625070