A SIMPLE plastic sheet has transformed the life of one wheelchair-bound jet setter.

Designed to be pulled over a wheelchair, the lightweight cover turns an ordinary wheelchair into a makeshift shower seat.

The effectively simple design has been created by Swindon charity Dressability – in partnership with wheelchair-bound Bristolian Danny Luton.

The 53-year-old, who has been in a wheelchair since breaking his neck as a teenager, travels the world playing in pool tournaments.

One of his frustrations is booking into hotels with inadequate showering facilities: “I know several guys who have sat on these shower seats and they’ve come off the wall.”

Danny says the new seat cover, which he designed with Dressability, “saves any of that”. “It dries really quickly and this thing folds up fits in your suitcase,” he added.

The pool player was one of dozens of guests celebrating Dressability’s 20th anniversary. The charity makes and alters clothing for disabled people and those aged over-65 who live within a 25 mile radius of Swindon.

Charity chiefs booked out Moose Hall in Old Town for the Saturday afternoon celebration, with guests enjoying a high tea and tunes from the Thamesdown Ladies’ Choir.

Sharon Tombs, Dressability’s manager, said: “As far as we know we’re the only charity in the country doing what we do. We alter and adapt clothing for people with disabilities and for the over-65s. The clothing adaptations are all about preserving dignity, improving self-esteem and making people feel good.”

That the charity was continuing to thrive in a tough funding environment for charities was a significant achievement, she said.

However, Sharon worried that the supply of volunteers skilled in needlework could dry up: “The challenge will be that most younger people don’t sew.”

Councillor Maureen Penny, Swindon’s mayor, branded the charity “wonderful” at the Saturday anniversary celebration.