TGA TO SHOWCASE MARKET LEADING MOBILITY SCOOTER RANGE ON REDESIGNED STAND AT NAIDEX 2013

At Naidex National 2013 (30 April – 2 May, NEC), the award winning mobility specialist TGA will be showcasing its complete range of quality scooters on a completely redesigned stand (B50) whilst launching the new Minimo and debuting the Vita X.

The new and pioneering Minimo car boot mobility scooter from TGA will be launched at Naidex National this year.

The new and pioneering Minimo car boot mobility scooter from TGA will be launched at Naidex National this year.

Naidex National once again provides the perfect platform for TGA to exhibit its complete range to trade representatives, dealers, consumers and healthcare professionals. Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director explains, “Following on from all our achievements in 2012, we believe our product range will continue to draw high levels of interest as it is one of the most well known brands in the business. 2013 has already proven to be highly successful for us on several levels and I expect this momentum to accelerate through this event and beyond as the 30th Anniversary Mobility Roadshow approaches in June. The team and I look forward to discussing all aspects of mobility with Naidex visitors this year and feel proud to be launching the new Minimo and debuting the Vita X at this year’s event.”

The impressive portfolio of mobility scooters that will be on display from TGA includes –

NEW TGA Minimo 
Responding to a market trend towards smaller, more compact models, TGA is introducing the new Minimo mobility scooter at Naidex National 2013 that will deliver pioneering levels of transportability, comfort and safety. The new Minimo is a revolution in compact, collapsible ‘car boot’ scooter design and has been developed in close collaboration between TGA and its specialist manufacturers. It represents one of the most advanced designs that folds and fits into the boot of a car and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage, with an overall weight of only a mere 27.3kg (60lbs). This revolutionary and straightforward folding mechanism is simply activated by a one-handed operation that requires the minimum of effort and is completed in seconds. This radically lightweight, yet robust mobility scooter combines the benefits of strain-free lifting for end users whilst providing impressive drivability and rider comfort. The ‘touch-contact’, optional lithium battery only weighs 2.65kgs (5.85lbs), which ensures users can offload it for charging with genuine ease.

NEW Vita X
Building on the significant success of fellow Vita models, the Vita X is a highly robust and reliable 8mph scooter with independent suspension on each front wheel. This delivers increased stability and safety when users are mounting pavements at angles or driving off-road, as each wheel can react independently to changes in ground surface. Exclusively available as the sporty black Edition with striking red flashes, the Vita X incorporates:
– Independent front suspension for even road surface contact and increased stability
– 28 stone user weight capacity
– Upgraded performance: 900w motor, 200amp controller and HD 75Amp batteries
– Ergonomic tiller with Delta handlebars
– Racing leather seat
– Robust, high-grip pneumatic off-road tyres and strengthened alloy wheels
– Energy saving mode
– Rear storage pocket and carrying bracket
– Anti-tip wheels and emergency braking
– Highly visible, tinted LED head lights, indicators and hazard warning lights

TGA Breeze S3 and S4
The Breeze brand from TGA has an established and respected reputation for providing exceptional reliability, comfort and build quality. Both the latest 3 and 4-wheel 12km/h (8mph) Breeze S3 and S4 models continue this superb heritage with the additional of several new features. These have been made possible by the latest advancements in TGA scooter engineering and include a unique, ‘BMW motorbike style’ optional rigid canopy. Modern aesthetics reflecting the direction of automotive design can be seen throughout the chassis mouldings and their full round suspension and shock absorbers have been re-engineered for an even smoother ride. These deliver industry-leading levels of stability and will ensure users weighing up to 130kg (330lbs) remain comfortable and in complete control even over uneven terrain. Similar to the technology

incorporated in the Breeze Midi models, the Breeze S3 and S4 encompass energy absorbing bumpers for added safety and to minimise lateral movement whilst driving. The rear transaxle motor delivers all the power and performance expected from a TGA Breeze and can tackle a 9.5 degree slope with ease, which was clearly demonstrated in the BBC Top Gear extreme mobility scooter challenge.

TGA Breeze Midi 3 and 4
The Breeze Midi 3 and 4 encompass many impressive design features that provide market-leading comfort, reliability and safety. Building on the proven heritage of the popular larger Breeze models, these Midi versions incorporate eye-catching looks, a disc braking system, fully orthopaedic seat and energy absorbing front and rear bumpers. Their tillers include Delta ‘Wig Wag’ control levers and a gas sprung actuator which is easily adjustable for optimum ergonomic positioning for owners. For fast status recognition, the easy-to-read LCD control panels display all the relevant information users require in a simple format and a water-protected ignition switch enhances safety. If technical updates need to be uploaded or parameters change, then the onboard computer can be accessed via the charging socket.

The easily manoeuvrable Breeze Midi 3 encompasses full front and rear suspension which delivers a smooth, sturdy ride across both even and rough surfaces whether travelling at slow speeds or its top limit of approximately 12.8km/h (8mph). Powered by 2 x 50A batteries, the Breeze Midi 3 has a range of 50–55km (31.1–34.2miles), can drive safety up a 9.5% incline and an impressive ground clearance of 90mm (3.54”) which is ideal for driving off road in a more rural location.

TGA Eclipse
Complementing the Minimo on TGA’s newly designed stand at Naidex National this year will be the TGA Eclipse car boot mobility scooter. The Eclipse is the UK’s leading compact scooter that quickly dissembles into three easy-to-lift parts that slot into the boot of an average sized car. It is popular with retailers as supplied with a free rear storage bag, dust cover and walking stick clips. Each Eclipse also comes equipped with a removable front basket, is available in a range of six metallic colours and the latest model available soon, will have an integrated headlight and higher tiller charging point. The Eclipse is easy to take apart with no difficult connections or wires to manage as all components simply click together. All controls and handgrips are ergonomically designed and the luxury, padded seat provides daylong comfort. Its 76mm (3”) ground clearance and tight turning circle of only 1150mm (45”) is exceptional within its class – all enhanced by a maximum user capacity of 132kg (21.4stone). 2 x 12v (21ah) batteries power the Eclipse to travel for up to 15km (9miles) with the option to upgrade to Heavy Duty packs for a maximum range of 29km (18 miles).

TGA Vita 3 and 4
The 3-wheel Vita 3 and 4-wheel versions are unlike any other scooters in terms of technology and looks. Utilising engineering techniques from the motorcycle industry, they incorporate state of the art styling, all round suspension with a revolutionary rear mono shock absorber, high visibility long life LED head and rear lights and an advanced LCD tiller control panel. Ideal for owners looking for a less traditional looking scooter, the Vita 3 and 4 provide comfort for owners weighing up to 159kg (25 stone) and deliver a top speed of 12.8km/h (8mph).

TGA Vita Sport Black Edition
In addition to standard Vita features, the sport model also encompasses sports styling, tinted high visibility long life LED head and rear lights and a racing leather seat. This bucket-style seat offers additional lateral support and comfort whilst the covering material is extremely durable yet stylish. From a performance point of view the controller has been upgraded to 160amp so an enhanced driving experience is delivered whilst the ergonomic

LCD tiller and control panel have been carefully designed to be user-friendly. The exclusive black rim alloys and the black-only body mouldings finish off the dramatic looks of the Vita Sport.

TGA Supersport
Designed to reflect the characteristics of a motorcycle, the black and chrome TGA Supersport provides a visual statement along with rugged performance. One of the more established products from TGA, the Supersport has an impressive and trusted heritage for stability, manoeuvrability and the capability to handle most off road situations. Whether providing independence in town or in rural settings, the owner has the advantage of a top speed of 12km/h (8mph), a range of 32km (20 miles) and a high ground clearance of 125mm (5”). If further distance is required then batteries can be upgraded to heavy-duty versions, which then provide a range of up to 48km (30 miles). The Supersport will transport a user weighing up to 160kg (25 stone) and is capable of negotiating a 21% incline. The Supersport is also available in a long chassis or extra wide version if preferred. Optional accessories include a lockable rear box, sun canopy and second rear view mirror.

TGA Wheelchair Powerpack
The TGA Powerpack is first choice across the UK for Wheelchair Services, Healthcare Professionals, community carers and end users looking for the easiest and most reliable solution to help with propelling a wheelchair. The three Powerpack models from TGA have delivered trustworthy mobility assistance for over 20 years. The latest versions encompass cutting edge engineering and ergonomic design, which deliver outstanding power, traction and reliability. They will drive almost all types of wheelchair, including many tilt-in-space models and eliminate the difficulties posed for all carers when negotiating slopes, ramps or uneven surfaces. Fast to fit and pack away for transit, the latest generation TGA Powerpack is proudly built in Britain and clearly leads the way in powered wheelchair mobility across the world. TGA Powerpacks deliver –
– comfortable 4mph top speed with a range of up to 10 miles
– robust design yet light in weight
– compact shape that fits further under wheelchairs for unhindered walking
– unsurpassed reliability and performance
– quick to install and simple to detach
– fits most wheelchairs with 100’s of bracket options available
– 2-year warranty
– 10,000’s sold worldwide

TGA Superlight RWD
The 3-wheel car boot Superlight RWD builds on the reputation of its predecessor with the addition of rear wheel drive. Rear wheel drive provides added traction and performance on uneven surfaces such as grass or gravel whilst the other popular features of the previous model remain. These include a wide wheelbase for stability, large amounts of legroom and a swivel seat for easy access; with the increased manoeuvrability that is synonymous of a 3-wheeler. The Superlight RWD can be dismantled quickly into easy-to-lift components for transportation and provides a top speed of 6.4km/h (4mph). The standard battery packs provide an operating range of up to 20km (12 miles) with the option of upgrading to heavy-duty units that offer 26km (16 miles). Extensive accessories are available which include walking stick clips, seat bags and an in-car charger.

TGA Buddy
The 3-wheel Buddy from TGA is one of the most portable scooters on the market that disassembles for transporting in a vehicle. In a few seconds, the Buddy can be separated into constituent parts or folded flat for storage providing a flexible and compact daily mobility solution. No connection of awkward wires is required when assembling as batteries slot in easily with ‘touch contact’ technology and the heaviest component weighs no more than 13kg (28lbs). Light-in-weight yet with a wide wheelbase and a sturdy ride, the Buddy offers plenty of legroom for even the tallest of users and runs on large 250mm (10”) wheels for added traction. The turning circle is a mere 700mm (28”) and the standard 2 x 12v (20ah) batteries deliver an impressive travel range of approximately 20km (12 miles). Carrying capacity is up to 100kg (16 stone) and the Buddy will effortlessly climb an incline of up to 13%. The Buddy is available in two colours and several accessories can be added which include a storage Buddy bag or Rear seat bag.

TGA Sonet
The Sonet is a mid-sized 4-wheeler that offers features and levels of comfort normally associated with larger scooters. The end user experiences a combination of superb manoeuvrability due to the compact chassis and the enjoyment of a diverse range of onboard equipment. The Sonet is well equipped with powerful front and rear lights, indicators, mirrors and a cup holder as standard. A solid and stable ride is provided via the full spring suspension and 250mm (10”) wheels whether the Sonet is moving slowly or at its top speed of 9.6km/h (6mph). The luxury padded cockpit seat swivels and is fully adjustable with lift-up armrests for easy access. The adjustable steering column provides optimum positioning of the tiller and the control panel is straightforward and simple to understand. Available in either metallic black or red, the Sonet is available with the addition of a large rear basket, walking stick holder or lockable rear box.

TGA Mystere
Providing the highest levels of safety and durability, the 4-wheel TGA Mystere is a large, robust scooter ideal for more challenging demands. Built to last with all round suspension, this 12km/h (8mph) scooter incorporates a sturdy wheelbase, all-terrain 300mm (12”) wheels, clear and simple digital touch controls and a ground clearance of 100mm (4”). The Mystere provides comfort and stability for users weighing up to 179kg (25 stone) and through its heavy-duty batteries will deliver a travel range of up to 42km (25 miles). The fully adjustable luxurious seat swivels for unrestricted access and the chassis is available in either metallic black or red.

TGA Elite
The Elite is a high quality wheelchair that easily folds for transportation. Constructed in lightweight aluminum, the Elite is a durable wheelchair with features that include a padded supportive back, flip-up armrests, swing-away removable foot rests, quick release wheels and carer operated brakes. Both the self-propelled and attendant versions provide all day comfort for a user weighing up to 115kg (18 stone) and there are two options in terms of seat width.

www.tgamobility.co.uk

TGA TO LAUNCH NEW SUPER-FLEXIBLE, FOLDING MINIMO MOBILITY ‘CAR BOOT’ SCOOTER AT NAIDEX NATIONAL 2013

The UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, TGA, will be launching the innovative, folding Minimo at Naidex National (Stand B50, 30 April – 2 May 2013, NEC), which will deliver pioneering levels of flexibility, comfort and safety in the ‘car boot’ scooter class.

The new and pioneering Minimo car boot mobility scooter from TGA will be launched at Naidex National this year.

The new and pioneering Minimo car boot mobility scooter from TGA will be launched at Naidex National this year.

 

Responding to a market trend towards smaller, more compact models, TGA is introducing the new Minimo at Naidex to complement its current popular Eclipse car boot mobility scooter and to further enhance its comprehensive product range. The new Minimo is a revolution in compact, collapsible scooter design and has been developed in close collaboration between TGA and its specialist manufacturers. It represents one of the most advanced designs that folds and fits into the boot of a car and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage, with an overall weight of only a mere 27.3kg (60lbs). This revolutionary and straightforward folding mechanism is simply activated by a one-handed operation that requires the minimum of effort and is completed in seconds.

 

Whether used for a day out in a car or for independence locally, the Minimo only requires a remarkably small amount of storage space when not in use. Hence, is the ideal choice for individuals with restricted room at home or in the car. This radically lightweight, yet robust mobility scooter combines the benefits of strain-free lifting for end users whilst providing impressive drivability and rider comfort. The ‘touch-contact’, optional lithium battery only weighs 2.65kgs (5.85lbs), which ensures users can offload it for charging with genuine ease. Redefining the foldable scooter, the new TGA Minimo has an extremely spacious chassis with a floor well that provides levels of legroom never previously seen in the car boot class. It has a top speed of 6km (4mph) and an impressive range of up 20km (12 miles) with a 270w motor type and a quality, 45ah S-Drive controller.

 

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director comments: “Naidex National always represents the perfect launch platform for TGA innovations and this latest new product will not disappoint. This debut has been made more prestigious with the simultaneous unveiling of the new TGA exhibition stand, which will provide the perfect spacious backdrop for all our products. We take pride in being regarded as thought leaders in the sector and believe the new Minimo will change perceptions in the market place in terms of what a car boot mobility scooter can achieve. Models in this class can regularly demonstrate higher levels of manouvrability and flexibility however performance, comfort, features and stability can suffer. Not with the Minimo – it delivers in every respect. We have intelligently considered and redesigned all key elements so that ergonomics are optimised and driving control could not be more effortless. The Minimo brings together an unprecedented level of features to deliver wider independence with peace of mind and with the market trend towards smaller machines growing rapidly, we believe the Minimo represents the future of compact mobility scooter design.”

 

The new Minimo has an impressive user weight capacity of 115kg (252lbs), a turning circle of only 820mm (32.2”) and 60mm (2.3”) of ground clearance for enhanced accessibility on uneven ground. The puncture proof tyres are complemented by quality alloys and provide high levels of grip and traction on a variety of surfaces. Following the precedent set by TGA’s highly popular and proven car boot scooter, the Eclipse, the Minimo will be shortly confirmed as being compliant with bus and tram travel which opens up significant lifestyle benefits to end users.

 

Complementing the Minimo on TGA’s newly designed stand at Naidex National this year will be the TGA Eclipse car boot mobility scooter. The Eclipse is the UK’s leading compact scooter that quickly dissembles into three easy-to-lift parts that slot into the boot of an average sized car. It is popular with retailers as supplied with a free rear storage bag, dust cover and walking stick clips. Each Eclipse also comes equipped with a removable front basket, is available in a range of six metallic colours and the latest model available soon, will have an integrated headlight and higher tiller charging point. The Eclipse is easy to take apart with no difficult connections or wires to manage as all components simply click together. All controls and handgrips are ergonomically designed and the luxury, padded seat provides daylong comfort. Its 76mm (3”) ground clearance and tight turning circle of only 1150mm (45”) is exceptional within its class – all enhanced by a maximum user capacity of 132kg (21.4stone). 2 x 12v (21ah) batteries power the Eclipse to travel for up to 15km (9miles) with the option to upgrade to Heavy Duty packs for a maximum range of 29km (18miles).

www.tgamobility.co.uk

STAFFORDSHIRE’S AMORCARE MOBILITY WINS REGIONAL RETAILER AWARD FROM TGA

Amorcare Co-director Nicky Morgan (right) is congratulated by TGA Area Sales Manager Martyn Simpson for winning the prestigious Retailer of the Month Award.

Amorcare Co-director Nicky Morgan (right) is congratulated by TGA Area Sales Manager Martyn Simpson for winning the prestigious Retailer of the Month Award.

Amorcare Mobility, based in Newcastle-under-Lyme and Stafford, that specialises in providing high quality independent living products has won the coveted Retailer of the Month Award for February from its UK-leading mobility scooter supplier, TGA Mobility.

Andy Morgan, aged 50 and born locally in Silverdale, is the co-owner of Amorcare Mobility Stores and before setting up this business with his wife Nicky (41 from Kidsgrove), he played professional football for Stoke City and gained an international cap for Wales. Amorcare is a successful mobility specialist that provides independence with peace of mind for many elderly and disabled locals. Their first specialist mobility outlet in Newcastle-under-Lyme has been a huge success and is now complemented with an additional showroom in Crabbery Street, Stafford, that opened last year. Even though high street sales continue to be pressurised by the growth of online e-commerce, Amorcare has proven that offline, face-to-face selling with a focus on care and understanding delivers greater benefits for the local community. This commendable approach has now been recognised by the leading healthcare brand, TGA, who supply the award winning Breeze and Vita mobility scooter ranges. Winning Retailer of the Month has earned Amorcare trade benefits, kudos and a bottle of champagne.

Andy explains: “We established Amorcare in 2009 following 18 months of extensive research into the provision of independent living products locally. We found that after sales care was severely lacking and hence decided to set up our business firmly based upon a service level that people could truly rely upon. Crucial to building and maintaining our leading reputation is the provision of market leading TGA scooters and we are proud to have been a TGA A-Class dealer for two years whilst being Motability approved. We were absolutely delighted to receive the news we had won the award from TGA Area Sales Manager Martyn Simpson – Nicky my business partner yelped with joy!”

Andy continues: “I’m pleased to say our business goes from strength-to-strength and is making a real difference to the lives of many Staffordshire residents who live with restricted mobility. Since we opened our new store in Stafford we have held a popular competition that saw fellow ex Stoke footballer, Terry Conroy present a TGA Eclipse, appointed a new technical engineer, Carl Johnson, and introduced a new easy payment finance scheme. The latter has provided a really simple way for our customers to drive away top-of-the-range products such as the TGA Breeze which otherwise may have been out of reach. Efficient servicing from our engineers, who have been trained at the headquarters of TGA to resolve any issue quickly and correctly, supports every scooter that goes out of the door. Even though Carl is an engineer and not a retail representative, he recently sold a Midi Vita as his customer was so impressed with his attitude and the TGA range! Even in these tough economic times, Nicky and I have a real positive feeling about the future and winning this recent award further bolsters the positivity that surrounds Amorcare.”

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director concluded: “I would like to congratulate Andy and Nicky for producing such impressive results in February. This award is fully deserved and recognises their hard work, dedication and commitment to helping the local community in a caring and compassionate fashion. As the UK’s leading name, TGA fully supports Amorcare’s approach towards supplying mobility scooters as it reflects TGA brand values in terms of ethical selling, delivering peace of mind and trusted reliable service.”

www.tgamobility.co.uk

www.amorcaremobilitystores.co.uk

 

GAINSBOROUGH SPECIALIST BATHING TO DEBUT NEW ASPECT DESIGN CAPABILITIES AT BOURNEMOUTH CARE SHOW

 The new Aspect software delivers enhanced design capabilities to Gainsborough for the benefit of customers during the design,  survey and quotation stages.

The new Aspect software delivers enhanced design capabilities to Gainsborough for the benefit of customers during the design,
survey and quotation stages.

Gainsborough Specialist Bathing, part of the leading Care in Bathing Group, is debuting its new AspectTM design software on Stand W90 at The Care Show (Bournemouth BIC, 19–20 March) that now delivers enhanced design and planning capabilities for specifiers, contractors and care providers.

For over 25 years, Gainsborough has designed, installed and supported specialist assistive bathing solutions from concept to completion in a range of care environments from residential care homes to acute wards. Two of its leading powered baths, the Ascot and Windsor Series 2 will be demonstrated on Stand W90 alongside the new AspectTM design software. AspectTM now gives Gainsborough’s nationwide network of product specialists the ability to provide enhanced design capabilities during project planning and survey stages.

Gainsborough’s new AspectTM design programme delivers added benefits to care procurement personnel, specifiers, architects and all designers during the specification and planning of assistive bathing installations. This new technology delivers highly accurate scaled drawings, crisp 3D renderings and bespoke plans of a specified new bath in-situ so the projected end result can be visualised more effectively. AspectTM ensures that client expectations are managed more effectively as Gordon Farmiloe, Care in Bathing Managing Director comments: “This launch at The Care Show represents a significant development for our business. Gainsborough Specialist Bathing has been respected for several years in terms of product innovation and installation expertise, however the launch of AspectTM takes our quotation and survey abilities to a higher level. We can now provide in-depth detail and real time changes during the initial assessment phase, so ultimately, installations are realised with greater efficiency and meet care needs more precisely than ever before.”

To complete the display on Stand W90 at the 2013 Bournemouth Care Show, Gainsborough will be demonstrating two of it’s most popular assistive baths, namely the Ascot and Windsor 2. The Ascot is a variable height bath with powered seat transfer and has been designed to deliver the highest levels of performance, comfort, safety and ergonomics for both users and carers. Integrated, state of the art computer technology provides reliable, smooth and effortless transfer of the bather into the TMV3 thermostatically controlled bathing water. The Ascot has a safe user capacity of 150kg (24 stone) and can be supplied with a variety of sensory options including air spa, chromotherapy lighting and Bluetooth® sound system.

The Ascot is a popular choice within the leading range of assistive baths from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing.

The Ascot is a popular choice within the leading range of assistive baths from Gainsborough Specialist Bathing.

The Windsor from Gainsborough, is a versatile assisted bathing system with integrated powered seat transfer.

The Windsor from Gainsborough, is a versatile assisted bathing system with integrated powered seat transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Windsor from Gainsborough, is a versatile assisted bathing system with integrated powered seat transfer. This exceptionally capable solution comes with an extra deep bathing depth for increased bather comfort and is easy to clean and maintain, reducing the risks of cross infection.

www.gainsboroughbaths.com

SPECIAL MEMORIES CELEBRATING 30YRS OF MOBILITY ROADSHOW: Vicky Crees of Sirus Automotive reflects on ‘star’ VIPs and visitors

At the Mobility Roadshow 2010 Sirus Automotive had the pleasure of meeting Sir Stirling Moss OBE, legendary motor racing driver widely recognised as the greatest all-round British racing driver in the history of motorsport.

He visited our stand and we had the chance to demonstrate our Volkswagen Caddy Drive From Wheelchair Vehicle.

Stirling Moss, who raced from 1948 to 1962, won 212 of the 529 races he entered, including 16 Formula One Grand Prix. He would compete in as many as 62 races in a single year and drove 84 different makes of car over the course of his racing career, including Lotus, Vanwall, Maserati, Jaguar, Ferrari and Porsche. What a great icon to open the Roadshow: many people on the stand also had the chance to meet him and chat about his exciting career.

One of the highlights of the Mobility Roadshow is meeting so many of our existing customers. In particular, I and all of the Sirus team love seeing Dennis and Marion Webb. Dennis has a Renault Kangoo through the Motability Contract Hire Scheme, which he purchased in 2008.

Every single show I have ever been to, they have visited us on the stand, telling us the exciting places they have visited in their Sirus Kangoo. Both Dennis and Marion are wheelchair users, therefore we fitted two fully automated wheelchair locking systems into the vehicle, so they can travel independently together.

Marion and Dennis travel all over the country to the Mobility Roadshow, often making a weekend of it, staying over and coming to the show on several days. Marion actually owned a trike, which can now be seen in Coventry Motor Museum, as hers was the last one to be on the road.

 

Vicky Crees

www.sirusautomotive.co.uk

MOBILITY CHOICE AND DPS: Disabled Photographic Competition winners officially announced today!

Photographic Competition Winners in the Frame

At the national Focus on Imaging show at NEC Birmingham on Monday 4th March, prizes were presented to winners of the 2012 On the Move national competition for disabled photographers.

The competition is jointly organised by the Disabled Photographers’ Society and Mobility Choice, the charity behind the annual Mobility Roadshow.

In this second year of the competition, the Sport in Motion theme to celebrate London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games attracted some stunning entries, providing once again a challenge for the judging panel to reach a final decision on the category winners. They are –

Over 18 years category

Michael Abbott from Bedfordshire with ‘Gold Maybe Silver’, taken at the men’s C2 Paralympic canoe event at the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

12 to 17 years category

Sophie Taylor from Lincolnshire with ‘Minimalistic’, which represents
two of her passions: horse riding and photography.

 

 

Under 12 years category

Angus Brown from Lincolnshire with ‘Going Going Gone’,
capturing motorsport speed in motion.

Prize Package

The winners prize package includes a Merlin Annual Pass for a disabled person and carer, offering entry to a range of top UK attractions such as the London Eye, LEGOLAND Windsor and Madame Tussauds for 12 months; plus Calumet photographic accessories.

The winning and short-listed entries were displayed on the Disabled Photographers’ stand at Focus on Imaging and will form a 4-week public exhibition at Calumet Photographic in central London from Tuesday 9 April until Thursday 2 May 2013.

Details of On the Move 2013 will be announced when launched later in the year.

On the Move is supported by Calumet, Merlin Entertainments and Mary Walker Exhibitions.

www.mobilityroadshow.co.uk

www.mobilitychoice.org.uk