INJURED ex-guardsman Lamin Manneh has a hectic month ahead of him after making the Invictus Games squad and being selected as an ambassador for the 2016 Mobility Roadshow.

MOBILITY2Gambian-born Lamin, who lost both legs and one arm in an IED strike in Afghanistan, will travel to Orlando for the games at the beginning of May before attending the roadshow at Silverstone, the iconic home of the British Grand Prix, where disabled drivers and passengers will get the chance to test-drive the latest wheelchair-accessible and adapted vehicles around the race track’s circuit. 

Lamin said: “I have always had a massive passion for cars and sport, so the chance to attend the Mobility Roadshow and drive around Silverstone is a dream come true.

“Just before attending the roadshow, I will have competed at rowing, archery, shot put and discus at the Invictus Games, a Paralympic-style tournament for disabled Servicemen and women.

“Hence, I will also be really looking forward to playing the various accessible sports available at the roadshow event and sharing my Invictus experiences.

“Day-to-day living can be tough with physical disability. However, keeping your mental health in good order can be harder. By coming to the roadshow, I hope I can help as many people as possible sustain a positive mental attitude.”

Lamin, his wife and five children previously featured on BBC’s DIY SOS Big Build’s Homes for Veterans special, when he received the keys to an adapted house on a completely refurbished street in Manchester.

 

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