Short Article Competition – Winning entry by Joy Roach

Congratulations to Joy Roach who won £50 M&S Vouchers in our short article competition, her entry is below:

I recently brought the adjustable single cup drinks holder for my mum who has Multiple System Atrophy.  She has difficulty picking up bottles and cups and as a result tends not to drink enough fluid each day as she is scared of always knocking them off the table. Looking for a solution to try and prevent this vicious circle I came across Mobility Smart and this cup holder. I attached it to her wheelchair so that when we are out and about and when she is moving around the house in her wheelchair she always has access to a drink. I was so impressed with the product that I ordered another one to attach to her bathroom chair so that she can have a drink whilst waiting for the district nurses and carers to arrive each morning. The cup holder is very easy to use, folders away nicely and seems to be fairly stable. I am very pleased with it as it means no more having to reach too far for a drink and no excuses not to be well hydrated!