Founder of Wheely Brits, wheelchair tennis player, disability advocate, ambassador and model
Tabitha works full time for the NHS in clinical research. She is an ambassador for Coloplast and FreshWipes and has recently spoken in Parliament about the importance of patient choice in catheter care. Tabitha became a wheelchair user 9 years ago and in looking for UK support on social media, and being unsuccessful, set up the Facebook group Wheely Brits for any person who is wheelchair user, or carer of someone who is a wheelchair user. This group now has nearly 3000 members. Tabitha has appeared in adverts and campaigns for HSBC, Woodland Trust, local councils and in the media highlighting accessibility and inclusivity. She is also a wheelchair tennis player who regularly competes overseas. Tabitha has worked for the NHS for 8 years and alongside her job she is also Co chair of the Disability Network for her Trust and fights for better understanding and working conditions of employees within the Trust who have a disability or long term health condition. She has also just been nominated for the Positive Role Model Award at the National Diversity Awards.