Friday, February 27, 2009

Stairlifts - New

For a limited time Dolphin Mobility are able to supply and install a new Minivator Simplicity 950 Series stairlift for only £1399, provided it is on a straight staircase and there is a nearby power point.

Alternatively, if you prefer the looks of the Brooks Lincoln Stairlifts, the price is the same. The Brooks Stairlift is the same as the Acorn Stairlifts that you may have seen advertised.

Should you be unsure as to the suitability of either of these stairlifts, or are in any doubt as to whether it will fit your stairs, Dolphin will happily arrange for a sales advisor to call and discuss their entire range with you.

Please note that this special price only applies if you do not need a sales advisor to call.

Navy widow gets lift from forces group

Navy widow Joan Britton has thanked a forces charity for buying her a stairlift after she was forced to climb to bed on her hands and knees.

The 79-year-old has a new lease of life now she can use her £5,000 stairlift paid for by SSAFA Forces Help.

To read the full article as it appears on click here.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Dolphin's John Petty rewarded for firefighting effort

John Petty, the owner of Dolphin Stairlifts North Yorkshire branch, has been honoured for 20 years of service as a retained firefighter.

John Petty, right, with Chief Fire Officer Simon Pilling

Click here to read the Keighley News article

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Henry VIII used his very own 'stairthrone'

Henry VIII is perhaps best known for his six wives and founding the Church of England.

But a leading academic has revealed that the bloated Tudor monarch has another claim to fame: inventing the stairlift.

David Starkey, well known for his TV documentaries on historical royals, discovered that Henry VIII used a bespoke 'stairthrone' during research.

Described in royal records as 'a chair...that goeth up and down', the stairlift is thought to have been operational at Whitehall Palace in London where it would have hauled the King up a 20ft staircase.

Read more on the Daily Maily website.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Stannah 320 Outdoor Stairlifts

The Stannah 320 Outdoor Stairlift is specially designed for outdoors use.

Designed to work in a variety of weather conditions the outdoor stairlift has been tested to ensure it operates smoothly from -10 up to 40 degrees celsius.

For more information visit the Dolphin Stairlifts wesbite or call 0800 9800 126.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Southend Lions offer free stairlifts

SOUTHEND Lions Club are once again doing a good turn for the community.

The Lions have recently been given several unwanted stairlifts and are offering them to needy disabled people in the Southend area.

Lion Allan Guthrie said: “We know many people are unable to afford or obtain a stairlift from other sources and we would be pleased to supply and fit one at no cost, as part of our activities for people in the area.”

Anyone who is interested in the Lions’ offer should contact www.southend and provide a brief description of their needs and a contact number.

This article appeared on the website.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Stannah Stairlifts Child Seat

The new Child Seat from Stannah Stairlifts can be tailored to the child's particular needs and size, and can be made to fit practically any type of stairs - straight, curved or narrow.

Working in partnership with R82 - a leading paediatric mobility specialist - Stannah have designed a seat specifically for children, ensuring comfort and safety for a child, and peace of mind for a parent. The ability to swivel at the top of the stairs means the stairlift acts as a safety barrier, blocking off the stairwell and making child handling safer. A powered swivel option is also available.

Child Seat for Stair Lifts

The Freelift Panda Seat is specially designed for children up to 9 years of age. Safety and comfort go hand in hand in this seat with special adjustments for younger users.

The seat is supplies with a 'nurse control' which is a hand transmitter that you can use to control the seat as you walk beside your child going up or down the stairs. For more details contact Dolphin Lifts on 0800 9800 126.