Multiple Sclerosis Society gets sixth Stanford coach21 June 2012

A sixth wheelchair-accessible minibus, based on a Volkswagen Crafter Maxi, has been delivered to the Multiple Sclerosis Society by vehicle conversion specialist Stanford Coachworks.

Bob Mann, transport manager, and Laraine Bingham, chair of LAMS (Life and MS), the day centre of North Norfolk Multiple Sclerosis Society, accepted the keys from David Hardacre of Stanford Coachworks at the community centre venue, Southrepps Village Hall near Cromer, Norfolk.

The manual six-speed CR50 Maxi 4325mm wheelbase, extra-long bodied Crafter, with extra-high roof, was funded by a donation in 2011 by Donald Belsom, a Fakenham resident, whose wife had multiple sclerosis.

Equipment fitted includes a PLS GXI wheelchair lift, between the two floors, which unfolds automatically.

The minibus accommodates 15 plus the driver and includes a semi-recessed, low-profile Unwin tracking system on a SCW M2 tested floor to allow for the removal of 14 seats to carry three wheelchair passengers securely.

A speed limiter calibrated to 62mph, internal sound system, Eberspacher climate control, subtle lighting and a factory white finish with Multiple Sclerosis Society livery complete the latest conversion.

Brian Tinham

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