Olympic Accessability - Full credit where it is due

Olympic Accessability - Full credit where it is due

The only tickets my soon-to-be ex and I were able to get were for the Men's Volleyball this morning at Earl's Court.

To describe today as a bad Parkinson's day would be an understatement. It started with me rolling out of bed in my sleep at 4.50 a.m.,onto the dog's bed. Fortunately, she had chosen to sleep elsewhere last night. Plus, on a long day like this, I have to stretch my meds without disturbing the balance of their efficiency.

Our only sensible way from here to the venue was by bus and tube, so we duly left after I had breakfasted and walked the dog.

I had noted that there was a shuttle bus at Earl's Court, so we decided to give it a try. IT WAS AMAZING !!! When the bus dropped us as near as possible to the entrance, there were several young ladies waiting, and they were not letting us go until I agreed to a wheelchair. With two of them in attendance. They then took me through the disabled security, so I avoided standing in a 20 minute queue. Once past this, they took me to the Customer Service desk, where I was issued with an indoor wheelchair and a handler. This young lady took us not to our alloted seats, but straight trackside - the best seats in the house. Not only that, but the group of disabled people who were there had the courtesy of regular visits from a volunteer to make sure we had everything we needed.

The wheelchairs and busses were marked up as belonging to Barnet Council and Barnet Mobility. All praise to them. One of the best arranged facilities I have seen.

3 Replies

  • Thanks! Enjoyed about people who were/are so helpful!

  • How lovely to come across such a positive story. Thank you.

  • Wow. Good deal. Glad someone's looking out for us. We only have to try .

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