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L-R. Thomas Mitchell, Senior Solicitor at Motorcycle Law Scotland, Peter Laidlaw, BMF Membership Services Director, Rod Mitchell, MLS Marketing Director, Claire Lincoln, Senior Research Physiotherapist in Spinal Injuries, Tom Duncan, Chairman BMF Scotland.

After launching a fund-raising campaign amongst the motorcycling community to help The Queen Elizabeth National Spinal Injuries Unit purchase life-changing rehabilitation equipment, representatives from Motorcycle Law Scotland and the British Motorcyclists Federation were delighted to visit the unit to see the newly installed Zero G Gait and Balance System thanks to the £6,500 donation by generous motorcyclists.

Thomas Mitchell, MLS Senior Solicitor and Advanced motorcyclist, commented:

“It’s been just under 12 months since we first asked the motorcycling community to help us raise funds for this amazing equipment that’s designed to help those who have suffered spinal cord injury regain strength by providing dynamic body-weight support as they practise walking, balancing tasks, sit-to-stand manoeuvres and even stair climbing.

“Motorcyclists are aware that they are over-represented amongst those who suffer serious injury in road traffic collisions, which is why it comes as no surprise to us to see the result of their generosity. It’s been our pleasure to help shape that generosity into supporting Scotland’s only National Spinal Injuries Unit, as so many of our clients start their journey towards recovery with the help and support of the dedicated staff within the Unit.”

Peter Laidlaw, BMF Membership Services Director and Tom Duncan, Chairman of BMF in Scotland added:

“We first became aware of this campaign at the Scottish Motorcycle Show where Motorcycle Law Scotland were talking about the work that the Unit does and the need for this new equipment. It immediately resonated with us at the BMF and we knew that we wanted to get involved. The charity arm of the BMF, the BMF Foundation, was used to support this project where the trustees, who include Tom and myself, were wholeheartedly in favour.

“It’s tremendous to be able to not only see the equipment installed and working, but also be able to talk to the consultants and physios who will be able to use the equipment to aid vital early rehabilitation.”“We first became aware of this campaign at the Scottish Motorcycle Show where Motorcycle Law Scotland were talking about the work that the Unit does and the need for this new equipment. It immediately resonated with us at the BMF and we knew that we wanted to get involved. The charity arm of the BMF, the BMF Foundation, was used to support this project where the trustees, who include Tom and myself, were wholeheartedly in favour.

“It’s tremendous to be able to not only see the equipment installed and working, but also be able to talk to the consultants and physios who will be able to use the equipment to aid vital early rehabilitation.”

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