Check out Milli’s FAB personalised wheelchair SpokeGuards
4-year-old Milli Hamilton from Uddingston, Scotland, had a bit of an obsession with One Direction
She wanted to show her devotion to her favourite group in a very unique way.
A personalised One Direction set of spoke guards for her wheelchair that no one else owns was her idea of the best accessory in town – never mind a boring printed T-Shirt the same as everyone else’s!!
Milli was born with spina bifida and uses a wheelchair on a daily basis and to say she is a huge One Direction fan is a bit of an understatement.
Her grandmother, Marion Dias, thought it would be a great idea to source some spoke guards to personalise Milli’s wheelchair with her favourite boy band and set about finding out how she could do this.
Marion contacted Frank Rodgers of Spoke Guards to enquire about getting a picture of One Direction printed onto spoke guards for MIlli’s wheelchair.
Frank Rodgers, being that kind of entrepreneur, contacted One Direction’s management to secure permission to use an image of the boys on Milli’s spoke guards and following a few months of communication, as this had not been a request they had ever received, permission was finally granted.
Milli received her one of a kind Spoke Guards with a personalised image of One Direction and her name.
Milli is the envy of all her friends.
Her grandmother, Marion, has been contacted by many parents asking how they can get a set for their children.
So if you want to be a princess in pink or a football mad fan – shout about whatever you want.
So if you are interested in getting your one personalised Spoke Guards to Jazz up your wheelchair check out SpokeGuards on the RUS Shop
So who are SpokeGuards and how did they get started
In the beginning the SpokeGuards were assembled in the Remploy factory in Haringey, North London, Remploy had 54 factories in the country and all were Government funded. In July 2012 it was announced that the Government had accepted the recommendation of a previously published review and the funding would be stopped with immediate effect. The Haringey factory in North London closed for business on 17th August 2012.
The SpokeGuard business had only recently started trading, with very good reviews from clients who had purchased the products and excellent support from various charities and other organisations. The ownership of SpokeGuard business transferred from Remploy to Diversity & Equality Limited, which now trades under the name of SpokeGuards.
The future of SpokeGuards is protected and being managed by father and daughter, Frank and Grace Rodgers who are committed to expanding the choice of designs and improving ‘Fashion for Wheelchairs.’
Its great to support a BRITISH small business – MADE IN ENGLAND ! BUY BRITISH
Spoke Guards have donated a brilliant set to David Hubber – selected to represent team GB at the Invictus Games along with our own regular guest blogger Martyn Gibbons