Jane comments: “I have never won anything before so receiving this news was wonderful! Daniel from TGA personally delivered my hamper to our home and I was happy to have a picture taken as I support the RNLI (who also photograph their prize winners) so am used to these kind of things. We had a good time at The Mobility Roadshow, we were there all day and had a jolly good look round. I tried most of the TGA range on their test track so I could get a feel for which scooter would be right for me. Amongst these I tried the Minimo Plus 4 as we are looking for one that will fit in a car and has four wheels so I feel more stable. It was very comfortable and much better than my old three-wheeler.”
Jane adds: “The Roadshow allowed me to test drive several cars with adapted hand controls as my husband and I are still researching which is the best combination of scooter and vehicle. Winning the TGA hamper was an extra bonus.”.…read more.
Tony Purchase, 87 from Bookham near Leatherhead, has been presented with his winning Minimo mobility scooter following a successful entry to TGA’s latest newsletter and Facebook competition.
Tony and his new TGA Minimo mobility scooter
Before retirement Tony was a successful retail development manager at Sainsbury’s for over 40 years. He now appreciates his free time however lives alone after losing his wife last year – resulting in a greater need to remain independent for as long as possible. Tony can still drive his car safely however he anticipates in the future he will need another way of remaining mobile. He lives in a picturesque part of Surrey and regularly visits National Trust sites however walking longer distances is now not possible. Hence he decided to enter the TGA Minimo competition for a chance of winning the latest folding mobility scooter.
The Minimo is a lightweight compact scooter that is designed for maximum transportability and can be stored in a car boot. Folded quickly in one simple movement the Minimo is also ideal for use on airplanes, buses, coaches, trains and boats. On receipt of his winning news Tony was ‘absolutely delighted’ and ‘couldn’t wait to get out and about.’
Tony elaborates: “Since losing my wife I am having to readjust my life, this is where my new TGA Minimo comes in. I am still driving my Honda Jazz however there will be a time when its best for me to stop and rely on my new scooter. I have already used my scooter to access the village and I intend to try and get about to see my friends more. I have a female friend who is 93 so when we go out for a walk together we will take turns on the scooter. I’m having a hoist fitted to my car so I can get the Minimo in the boot with no lifting at all as I have neck and shoulder problems. I can then take my Minimo with me on days out. As my friends are all now struggling with their mobility, it’s so important for me to be able to get out on my own to stay in touch with them. Thank you TGA for my fabulous prize.”
The Chapman family enjoying a glorious day out at a Dinosaur Park thanks to a TGA Minimo Plus 4 and Minimo Plus mobility scooter.
Despite both living with restricted mobility, Barbara and Peter Chapman from Norfolk, aged 77 and 80 respectively, continue to live life to the full thanks to a TGA Breeze S4, Breeze S3GT, Minimo Plus and recently launched Minimo Plus 4 folding mobility scooter.
Barbara is a retired Accounts Manager and during Peter’s working career he was responsible for managing heavy plant machinery. They live in Dereham and are remarkable people bearing in mind the conditions they cope with on a daily basis. Barbara has severe Arthritis, Type 2 Diabetes and requires kidney dialysis three times a week. Peter experienced a Stroke eight years ago and has issues with both knees – hence they both find walking extremely difficult. Covering large distances on foot is impossible. However difficult daily life can be they continue to remain positive, happy and independent through ownership of four mobility scooters – two large models with off road capabilities and two that fold and fit in the boot of their Skoda Yeti.
Being able to go out independently or with their family keeps them ‘full of life’ as Barbara explains: “Owning these scooters has literally changed our lives, what would we have done without them? Our large Breeze’s let us explore the local woods and our folding Minimo’s give us freedom when travelling in the car. We can spend time with our grandchildren on days out without the worry of not being able to walk, this is priceless.” …..read more.
TGA’s Tim Ross demonstrates how quick and easy it is to put the folding Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter into a car boot.
The Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter takes comfort and stability to the next level whilst maintaining all the benefits of transportability and flexibility that the folding Minimo mobility scooter is renowned for across the UK.
The Minimo Plus 4 has two front wheels positioned further apart for enhanced stability over more challenging terrain. This new model is perfect for potential scooter owners who prefer a more traditional 4-wheel scooter.
It can be folded in seconds with one hand and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. Strain-free lifting is assured as the scooter only weighs a mere 9.9kg when levering into a car boot and the ultra-lightweight lithium battery can be lifted with a single finger.
Through a combination of lightweight carbon fibre components, advanced engineering and a quality finish, the new Minimo Plus 4 from TGA is set to raise the bar in the car boot class once more.
More details: https://www.tgamobility.co.uk/range/scooters/minimo-plus-4
Phone: +44 (0) 1787 882244
TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, will be supporting the QEF charity’s Tryb4uFly service for airline passengers with disabilities at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow(Stand C21 and B6. 1-3 June, NAEC, Stoneleigh, Warwickshire).
Tryb4uFly is debuting at the event this year and provides an advice service for disabled air travellers. This service is managed by the charity Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation for Disabled People (QEF), and expert representatives will be on hand to provide information about air travel for people with disabilities and their families, and offer practical advice and demonstrations. The event will also provide more information about the cabin assessments that are available at three locations around the UK – QEF Mobility Services based in Carshalton, the Regional Driving Assessment Centre in Birmingham and the William Merritt Disabled Living Centreand Mobility Service, Leeds. Each centre has access to a replica section of aircraft fuselage so travellers can trial and compare accessibility and assistive solutions in a realistic environment.
In conjunction with this, TGA will be showcasing their award-winning range of mobility scooters, wheelchair and powerpacks, which continue to provide assured independence for people across the UK living with restricted mobility. The folding range of TGA Minimo scooters provide maximum transportability as they are compact, lightweight and easy to store. They can be folded single-handedly in seconds and do not require any parts to be dismantled for storage – hence providing hassle-free independence when travelling by car, bus, train or plane. On arrival owners can benefit from use of their own familiar scooter without any compromise to independence. This is why the Minimo, Minimo Plus and new Minimo Plus 4 continue to grow in popularity and are ideal for air travel – as will be demonstrated by Tryb4uFly at The Mobility Roadshow. Read more….
TGA, the trusted name in quality and reliable mobility scooters, will be offering the chance to win big discounts on its new folding Minimo Plus 4 by entering the TGA ‘In to Win’ scooter car boot loading competition at The Mobility Roadshow (NAEC Stoneleigh, 1-3 June 2017, Hall 1, stand B6 and Test Track).
TGA is a long standing supporter of the Mobility Roadshow and will once again be showcasing its complete range of award-winning mobility scooters, wheelchairs and wheelchair powerpacks. At the 2017 event it will be launching the revolutionary WHILL Personal Mobility Vehicle, debuting five new scooters, hosting an exciting test drive track and offering two competitions. The most proficient drivers around the test track could win a luxurious Fortnum and Mason Hamper and visitors to stand B6 can enter the ‘In to Win’ competition. The ‘In to Win’ competition involves the folding and loading of a new Minimo Plus 4 mobility scooter, into a mock up car boot, in the fastest possible time. All entrants will have their name and time posted on a ‘Top Gear’ style leader board during the Mobility Roadshow and the top fastest folders will win fantastic prizes.
All scooter loading competition entrants have the chance to win up to 50% off a new Minimo Plus 4 – that’s a saving of over £1300! The other four entrants who finish in the top five will qualify for a 20% discount so there is all to play for in this competition. The winners will be announced just after The Mobility Roadshow. Read more…
TGA, the proven choice in quality mobility scooters, will be providing a free and fun test drive track at the 2017 Mobility Roadshow so visitors can test drive scooters with the chance of winning a luxurious Fortnum and Mason hamper (NAEC Stoneleigh, 1-3 June 2017, Hall 1, stand B6).
Since 1983, The Mobility Roadshow has been the UK’s largest accessible vehicle test drive and independent living event for consumers with restricted mobility. The 2017 show will bring together an impressive array of mobility product innovations from many leading specialists – including the latest range of mobility scooters from TGA. TGA is a long standing supporter of The Mobility Roadshow and will be exhibiting on two stands at the Stoneleigh event – a showcase of its complete award-winning product range and an impressive test track facility.
All visitors to The Mobility Roadshow will be able to test drive scooters over ramps, around obstacles and complete manoeuvring challenges – perfect for discovering the ideal scooter for individual needs. Every scooter can be tested and compared for driveability, performance and stability; supported by expert guidance from the friendly and knowledgeable TGA representatives on hand throughout the show. Every visitor who attends the track will have access to essential tips and advice regarding safe driving and the chance to enter the TGA free prize draw. Drivers will be marked on their manoeuvring proficiency and their scores will be displayed on a ‘Top Gear’ style leader board. The highest scorers will then be entered into a free prize draw to win the hamper – announced on the last day of the Roadshow. Read more