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 Mobility, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist with an Independent Living showroom in Sudbury, has donated a new wheelchair to help a well recognised vulnerable and disabled man who has been homeless locally for over twenty years.
TGA has a close relationship with the local constabulary as the Police support the many scooter safe driving days held at the company’s headquarters on Woodhall Business Park. Rachel Elding, Retail Development Manager, is responsible for the TGA mobility showroom which provides the largest range of quality scooters, wheelchairs, rise and recliner chairs, adjustable beds and independent living aids anywhere in East Anglia. She was recently approached by Police Community Support Officer, Jamie Fudge, regarding the possible donation of a wheelchair to assist a local vulnerable male who lives in Sudbury. As TGA is a regularly supporter of local charities and good causes Rachel was delighted to help.
Commonly seen propelling himself backwards, this disabled and homeless individual had kept on the move until recently when his dilapidated wheelchair finally fell apart. This resulted in him becoming immobile and without funds to buy a replacement, the Police decided to put a call out for assistance. Read more….
Daniel Salter and his employer, TGA Mobility based in Suffolk, have made a second donation to The J’s Hospice in Essex despite his charity cycle ride coming to a dramatic end through a burst tyre.
Keen cyclist and runner, Daniel Salter, is an enthusiastic supporter of The J’s Hospice. The charity supports young adults with life-limiting conditions and their families across Essex, in the comfort of their own homes. He works as a Product Consultant for TGA Mobility based in Sudbury which provides quality and reliable mobility scooters, wheelchairs and powerpacksacross the UK.
Daniel, aged 30 from Sudbury, previously completed The J’s Hospice 2016 Chelmsford Marathon so that his employer would donate a lightweight and ergonomic StrongBack wheelchair to the charity. When he delivered the wheelchair to The J’s office in Great Baddow, he met members of the charity’s healthcare team and a patient, Alice, who inspired him to support The J’s again on the recent ‘Pedal for The J’s’ 80km / 50 mile charity bike ride. Read more…