Jane Sowerby With The Ford S-MAX
Jane Sowerby With The Ford S-MAX

Paralympian Jane Sowerby has become the newest Ford Mobility ambassador.

Jane, who is part of the British Disabled Ski Team, has chosen the Ford S-MAX to help her complete training for the Winter Paralympics in Vancouver in March 2010.

As a Ford Mobility ambassador Jane will demonstrate the versatility of Ford vehicles available on the Motability Scheme. Ford has received the Scheme's volume manufacturer award which recognises the 10,000 blue oval vehicles annually helping disabled drivers take to the road.

Paralysed in 2003, when a simple fall broke her back, Jane has not allowed her disability to halt her dreams. Although Jane only started competitive skiing in December 2007, she has already had 15 podium finishes and in 2008 was crowned British Disabled Female Champion in the British Nationals. The world-ranked skier chose the Ford S-MAX, which has been adapted with hand controls, for its stylish kinetic design and ability to carry training gear.

Jane said: "Training is hard without having to worry about my equipment. With the S-MAX I know it can handle all my gear, while I handle the slopes."

Mark Chapman, Ford's Motability manager, said: "Jane's determination and achievements are an inspiration to us all. She embodies the values we look for in an ambassador and we are proud to play our part in her success."

Jane joins fellow ambassadors, scuba diver Fraser Bathgate and wheelchair racer Jason Richards.


Published : 06/08/09 Author : Staff

Ford News

This is a 12-year+ news article, from our Ford archive, which dates back to the year 2000.

If in doubt check with your local Ford dealer as car prices and technical data will have changed since 2009.

Although our car news is published in good faith, we cannot guarantee it to be error free or complete or up-to-date.

Ford Images

Ford Images may not be UK specification cars. Colours and exterior and/or interior elements may differ from actual models.

Copyright

The car news and images remain the copyright of the rights holder and may not be used without their consent.