Channel 4 Features Elap
11th April 2012
After being contacted by a production company working for Channel4 at the end of last year, Elap decided to help out a man who we all thought deserved a little something back.
Paul Freedman is 87 years old & from Hornchurch in Essex. Having started running at the tender age of 61, he has since participated in the last 20 London Marathons! Now a 26 mile veteran, Paul takes as part in as many marathons as he can, even though he suffered a heart attack in 2003. He has so far raised over £50,000 for St Francis Hospice in Romford and has been made M.B.E for his efforts. Paul has recently been chosen to carry the torch in the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympics.
Paul was rightly chosen as a “hero” by a television program “You Deserve This House” which will be broadcasted on Channel 4 this year. Sent on a short break which he thought was his gift for all the hard work he had done, Paul was somewhat surprised to find that whilst away, his home had been renovated as part of the programme! Elap Mobility were proud to donate a rise and recline chair to Paul. Joanne Park, our Homecare Manager alongside Matt Walters, one of Elap’s engineers, had the honour of delivering the chair and were included in the programme. Paul was extremely happy with the chair and has since purchased a matching one from us.