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Disabled Motoring UK Launches Charity Auction

Posted in General News on Thursday, September 28th, 2023

Disabled Motoring UK (DMUK) is the only charity in the UK campaigning on behalf of disabled motorists, passengers and Blue Badge holders. We launched an online auction on 25th September to coincide with National Inclusion Week. The auction will run throughout October and November to raise funds to help us continue our vital work. If you would like to help DMUK by bidding on a prize in the auction, please visit  
Having celebrated our 100th anniversary last year, DMUK has successfully campaigned on behalf of disabled people on matters such as driving licences, the creation of the Blue Badge and the Motability scheme. We have also fought for exemptions from vehicle excise duties, VAT on some adapted vehicles and congestion charges for disabled motorists. 
DMUK is not just an organisation for drivers, it also campaigns for, and supports, passengers, scooter and wheelchair users, families and carers. 
The charity continues to engage with government and businesses across the UK to tackle key issues on behalf of our members, including the improvement of the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure, parking facilities, vehicle refuelling, and access provision for disabled people, so that they can access the goods and services that they need. 
DMUK’s Chief Executive, Graham Footer, commented: “As the only charity advocating disabled motorists our work is more important now than it has ever been. 
“The planned introduction of a compulsory switch over to electric vehicles from 2035 and the new sale of petrol and diesel vehicles being banned, means there is a real concern that the disabled motorist will be forgotten. There are huge obstacles to overcome, including suitable vehicle choice, independent use of charging equipment and the lack of accessible public charging infrastructure. DMUK is committed to helping solve these issues so that disabled motorists can make the switch. 
“The money raised from this auction could make a huge difference to the support we can provide at what is a crucial time for DMUK and disabled motorists across the nation. 
“DMUK would like to extend a massive thank you to Nimble Media who has supported DMUK since 2017 in delivering our monthly member’s magazine. Vicky Binley and Geena Blades met with me in the summer and this auction was their idea and gift to support DMUK. I know they have both personally put in many hours to engage their contacts to supply the fabulous prizes with the extended support of their wonderful team. 
“Over 30 prizes have been donated so far for the online auction - which began at 06:00 on Monday 25th September and will run until midnight of Tuesday 31 October - ranging from adaptive clothing to short breaks and family days out. A huge thank you to our donors for their fantastic prizes.” 
Nimble Media’s Director, Vicky Binley said: “We are delighted to support DMUK by delivering this online auction. Our relationship with the charity has grown since we began to deliver their magazine in 2017; blossoming into a friendship with the amazing staff behind the scenes, who work tirelessly on behalf of the disabled motorists and passengers they serve. With equality, diversity and inclusion for all becoming more prominent in everyday life, thanks to the advances in technology (including printed and online media). Your support will be incredibly valuable to Disabled Motoring UK in their quest to support disabled motorists during this time of change. The charity has done fantastic work over the last 100 years - let’s hope they can continue for another century! Once again, to bid on a prize in the auction please visit” 
To support Disabled Motoring UK by donating a prize, please contact Nimble Media Ltd on 0170 432930 or email  
Happy bidding and thank you for your support! 


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