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.
Emily Skerrett, 33 from Bude in Cornwall, is a talented disabled horse rider who has been selected to represent Great Britain in Para-equestrian dressage and will now be able to perform even better thanks to the support of TGA and a folding Maximo mobility scooter.
Emily has been riding since the age of 4. She was originally born in Cheltenham however moved to Cornwall in 2011 to be nearer grandparents as she lives with disability and has two small children. Emily has ”Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (EDS) – a group of rare inherited conditions that affect connective tissue and also has a total wrist and hand fusion, dysautonomia and movement disorder. This results in a variety of mobility difficulties that means Emily needs crutches to walk and hence caring for her horses is a challenge. Pre-competition and day-to-day activity can sap her strength when in the stable yard, tacking up or accessing event show grounds, resulting in less energy to perform in the arena.
Despite these difficulties Emily has achieved many remarkable results in Para-dressage and also regularly competes against able-bodied riders. She has managed to fight back from severe illness following her pregnancies when she was unable to ride and did consider giving up equestrian sports altogether. Read more….
The latest version of the TGA Maximo will be launched on stand B29 and available for test-drives at Naidex 2016.
TGA, a leading national specialist in quality mobility products will be unveiling the latest version of its larger folding scooter at Naidex – the Maximo (Stand B29, NEC, 26-28th April).
The Maximo is a spacious, 4mph folding scooter that is based on the best-selling smaller TGA Minimo. This larger scooter combines advanced transportability, high quality ergonomic design and superior levels of comfort and stability. Despite its larger size, the Maximo is still an ideal car boot scooter that can be folded in seconds and requires no parts to be dismantled for storage. The latest version being launched at Naidex includes a new tiller that is fully adjustable on multiple levels so end users can achieve a greater variety of driving positions. This adjustable tiller will allow every owner to relax their shoulders, arms and hands completely when driving – especially essential for end users with Arthritis, Parkinson’s or Stroke. The latest Maximo also encompasses a more supportive seat that is adjustable to further enhance comfort and stability. Read full story…..
Colin Whitt, 52 from Heanor Derbyshire, and three other members of his close family have all recently become owners of the latest folding model of lightweight mobility scooter, the TGA Minimo, allowing them to enjoy independence outdoors together once more as a family.
Colin, who has Cerebral Palsy, and his wife Linda (43), who has severe Arthritis, along with parents Jessie and John Whitt, aged 76 and 80 respectively all have difficulty walking which means their ability to get out-and-about is extremely limited – hence the need for their scooters to assess the local amenities.
Read the full story about how these folding mobility scooters have improved the Whitt’s quality of life here