Four TGA mobility scooters deliver fun-filled days out for Norfolk family

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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 S4Breeze S3GTMinimo 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 ArthritisType 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.

All-Weather Mobility – The TGA Breeze S4 Scooter With Canopy Has Got It Covered

Venturing out on a mobility scooter when it’s raining, windy or cold can sometimes not be the best however all-weather scooting can be just around the corner for you – with a TGA Breeze S4 and hard top canopy.

Come rain or shine you can enjoy comfortable and relaxing independence on an 8mph TGA Breeze fitted with a high quality, durable canopy. This precision cover is engineered in durable Perspex and has been specifically designed to fit a Breeze so you can be protected from getting wet or sun burnt for that matter! More robust than flexible vinyl canopies, it gives superb all-round visibility and helps to keep your all important tiller controls and seat dry if you get caught in a shower. This hard canopy has open sides so getting on and off your scooter is fast and easy however if you prefer added protection, then flexible vinyl sides can be added. Why worry about getting soaked on the way to the shops or having to wait until the rain has stopped before visiting friends? The TGA Breeze S4 and hard top canopy is ready to give you all-weather mobility.

Frank Liddle, 62 from north-west Scotland, is a true Highlander who wears traditional national attire everyday and has just regained his independence thanks to a TGA Breeze mobility scooter.

Frank Liddle, 62 from north-west Scotland, is a true Highlander who wears traditional national attire everyday and has just regained his independence thanks to a TGA Breeze mobility scooter.

Frank Liddle from the Highlands in Scotland owns a TGA Breeze with all-weather canopy and says: “My Breeze is brilliant, you cannae beat it! Now I have retired I regularly wear my traditional kilt and carry my Claymore when welcoming tourists to the local port. With my Breeze I can visit the local store with ease and regularly enjoy fishing in the Loch with Stan my dog by my side. The rough ground, marshy conditions and big potholes are nee bother for my Breeze however I am always careful to know my limits. The all weather canopy is great as we don’t get much sun here and when it’s raining it keeps me really dry.”

TGA is proud to supply the nation with its flagship 8mph mobility scooter – the Breeze S4. The TGA Breeze shot to fame on BBC 2’s Top Gear programme when it successfully won a race to reach the summit of a Welsh mountain. Built with all-round suspension, strong alloy wheels and a rugged chassis, the TGA Breeze is superb for owners looking to tackle more challenging off-road terrain. It is perfect for countryside trails or tough urban streets and has an impressive range of up to 30 miles with heavy-duty batteries onboard. In a choice of either silver metallic or a limited edition dark grey, the Breeze S4 has style as well as safety and stability.

Want even more power and performance? Then you can go for the GT version with wider rear wheels or the super-strong Breeze S4 Max for drivers weighing up to 39 stone. There is also the 3-wheel Breeze S3 for greater manoeuvrability and if you are looking for a choice in driving controls, then every Breeze can be tailored with either left or right accelerators or foot pedals.

All the Breeze family can be fitted with the hard top canopy, which will be available on the Motability scheme very soon. Don’t let the weather hold you back ever again with a TGA Breeze and all-weather canopy!

Tel: 0800 804 4344   Email: sales@tgamobility.co.uk   www.tgamobility.co.uk

TGA Products Prove Popular At Silverstone Mobility Roadshow 2016

Lamin Manneh on a TGA Breeze S4 mobility scooter

Lamin Manneh on a TGA Breeze S4 mobility scooter

TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter and wheelchair specialist, has experienced a rewarding 2016 Mobility Roadshow by showcasing popular new products, running a competition and welcoming Invictus Games Athlete Lamin Manneh on stand H2-54. (Silverstone Circuit, 26-28th May 2016).

With its engineering and motorsport heritage dating back over 30 years, TGA was delighted to showcase its complete scooter, wheelchair and wheelchair powerpack range at Silverstone. TGA debuted its latest folding Maximo mobility scooter, new StrongBack wheelchair, forthcoming re-styled Breeze S4 and unveiled a state-of-the-art powered ‘Whill’ wheelchair which maybe launched later in the year.  These innovations were complemented by the complete award-winning TGA product range, which attracted the attention of Roadshow’s VIP guest and event opener Lamin Manneh.

Lamin is a disabled war hero who was the star of the DIY-SOS ‘Homes for Veteran’s Special’ and has recently won two bronze medals at the Invictus Games in Orlando Florida. The Invictus Games is a Paralympic-style event for injured servicemen and woman ‘” Lamin was proud to ride a TGA Breeze S4 at the show whilst wearing his UK team strip and medals read more…..

Lorry Enthusiast from Lincolnshire ‘Pimps Up’ His Two TGA Mobility Scooters

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Crane Lowndes, 50 from Sutton-on-Sea in Lincolnshire, lives with disability and in between travelling throughout Europe supporting haulage drivers, has been adapting two TGA Breeze mobility scooters into mini lorries.
Crane was born with Cerebral Palsy (CP), which is a neurological condition that affects the movement and co-ordination of muscles which is thought to affect 1 in 400 people. Crane’s CP predominantly affects his legs making walking extremely difficult, therefore a mobility scooter is the only means of retaining freedom outdoors. Despite living with these difficulties, Crane has successfully volunteered as a “driver’s mate” for several long distance haulages firms over the last 30 years. He has been responsible for crucial map reading, cooking, loading and lifting. His extensive geographic knowledge and experience in the trucking environment has been invaluable for many drivers and haulage companies, especially before the introduction of modern satellite navigations systems. This passion for trucking has led to Crane “pimping up” two of his three, 8mph TGA Breeze mobility scooters so they are more “lorry like”. Read more…

West Sussex ornamental duck owner protects flock thanks to Alpacas and TGA mobility scooter

Mobiity_Scooter_Alpacas_DucksTrevor Bennett, 77 from The Witterings, has been able to combat fox attacks on his rare breed ducks through ownership of two ‘guard dog’ Alpacas that are cared for using his TGA mobility scooter Breeze S4.

Trevor is a retired property developer who enjoyed a successful 25-year career and now lives with his wife in rural West Sussex. They own around 1.5 acres of land that includes a large, picturesque pond that is home to their flock of ornamental ducks. Unfortunately the number of ducks has been seriously reduced due to fox attacks in recent years so Trevor decided to purchase two Alpacas to guard his birds.

Read how Trevor out-foxes the foxes here: http://www.tgamobility.co.uk/2014/06/11/west-sussex-ornamental-duck-owner-protects-flock-thanks

TERESA ‘HER MAJESTY’ GIBBS CONTINUES SUPPORT OF LOCAL STROKE CLUB THANKS TO TGA MOBILITY SCOOTER

Despite living with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Diabetes, Teresa Gibbs, 75 from Exmouth, is a retired Royal Marine MoD worker nicknamed ‘Her Majesty’, who can continue to offer voluntary support to her local Stroke Club thanks to a TGA Breeze mobility scooter.

Despite living with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Diabetes, Teresa Gibbs, 75 from Exmouth, is a retired Royal Marine MoD worker nicknamed ‘Her Majesty’, who can continue to offer voluntary support to her local Stroke Club thanks to a TGA Breeze mobility scooter.

 

Despite living with Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Diabetes, Royalist Teresa Gibbs, 75 from Exmouth, is a retired Royal Marine MoD worker nicknamed ‘Her Majesty’, who can continue to offer voluntary support to her local Stroke Club thanks to a remarkable TGA Breeze mobility scooter.

Teresa has lived locally all her life and was born in Budleigh Salterton, approximately five miles from Exmouth. She has a daughter (53) and a son (51) who the latter was well recognised as a local postman until he was diagnosed with MS two years ago. Following this news, Nick Gibbs achieved a charity bike ride from John O-Groats to Land’s End in 2010 and still manages to assist his mother on good days. Thankfully, Teresa needs little help due to her independent spirit and TGA mobility scooter, which has allowed her to remain independent at home. Before retiring and becoming involved with charity work, 20 years of Teresa’s career was spent worked for the MoD at Lympstone military base that is renowned for training Royal Marine Commandos. Her first position was stationed in sickbay and after several years she was promoted and transferred to telecommunication management. Teresa regards the fact she was able to support the Royal Marines during her working life as an ‘…absolute privilege’. However as Teresa’s medical condition become more pronounced after retirement, she was unable to drive which resulted in a significant change in her lifestyle and loss of independence.

Teresa explains: “I have always been an independent individual who loves to chat and meet people. Working for the MoD gave me the best years of my life and I enjoyed every minute serving my country. Having to sell my Vauxhall Corsa Breeze was a really difficult decision to make, however I had no choice and knew my ability to provide a voluntary taxi and shopping service for members of the local Stroke Club would now not be possible. I was still determined to help the club by attending the centre, but mobility was a real problem until I discovered my Vauxhall Breeze replacement – a TGA Breeze mobility scooter! When I discovered how fantastic this scooter was and its name – I knew someone was telling me to get it. As I get so bored staying in and would always rather go out and say hello to people, my Breeze has allowed me to continue on the committee of the Stroke Club and carry on fundraising. My scooter is such a great machine that allows me to enjoy driving along the coastline and I regularly travel over 10 miles away from home with total peace of mind. I get stopped so many times by people I drive past who ask where did you get that fantastic machine? I love it and intend to go rambling soon across Exmoor.”

Teresa continues with her Royal Marine links during retirement as she plans to be part of the International Military Pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, again this year. Paying her respects to fallen servicemen and women is so important to Teresa and on a lighter note, these army links have ensured Teresa remains a dedicated Royalist which was seen during the Royal Jubilee last year. She was nicknamed ‘Her Majesty’ during the celebrations on Exmouth seafront when she proudly paraded around on her Breeze scooter wearing national colours, a tiara and waving Union Jack flags. A regal wave now comes as second nature to Teresa as she regularly drives around on her TGA Breeze, which is from the same range that won the BBC Top Gear extreme mobility scooter challenge and the International Red Dot design award.

Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager concludes, “Teresa is yet another amazing example of countless individuals across the UK who despite having mobility issues, have been able to continue supporting local charities thanks to a TGA mobility scooter. We admire Teresa’s continued zest for life and once again take pride in hearing how our award-winning Breeze has delivered improved well-being for another special individual.”

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TGA launches new 39 stone capacity Breeze S4 Max mobility scooter for larger users

TGA launches new 39 stone capacity Breeze Max mobility scooter for larger users

TGA launches new 39 stone capacity Breeze S4 Max mobility scooter for larger users

In response to market demand for mobility scooters capable of carrying larger users, TGA Mobility has launched the new heavy-duty Breeze S4 Max which has an increased rider weight capacity of 39 stone.

TGA has enhanced the engineering of the market-leading Breeze S4 throughout so that this Max version can provide ergonomic mobility for larger and heavier users. It encompasses a more powerful motor with added torque so that the high levels of performance associated with the Breeze brand are maintained whilst carrying a larger user. The all-round active coil suspension has been strengthened and the Breeze S4 Max has wider rear wheels and tyres for additional traction and power. It also has a wider, pivoting orthopaedic seat that provides unrestricted mounting and dismounting for the larger user.

Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director explains: “Continually investing in mobility scooter development so we can offer market leading products is essential. We understand the needs of end users are always changing and with a trend towards larger scooter owners, we felt launching the Breeze Max was a necessity. Amongst several examples, we have already encountered one instance whereby an individual weighing 35 stone needed a mobility scooter but had been unable to discover a solution that would carry his weight safely anywhere in the UK. That was until he discovered the TGA Breeze Max. We have worked closely with our manufacturer’s R&D team to develop this mobility scooter and are proud to be able to now provide a robust and reliable solution to a new audience.”

The Breeze range from TGA has an established and respected reputation for providing exceptional reliability, comfort and build quality. The new and enhanced 39 stone capacity Breeze S4 Max continues this superb heritage and has a single charge range of up to 48km (30 miles). Modern aesthetics reflecting the direction of automotive design can be seen throughout the widened chassis moulding and its shock absorbers have been built for a smooth ride over uneven terrain. Similar to the new technology incorporated in the Midi models, the new 39 stone Breeze S4 Max encompasses energy absorbing bumpers for added safety and to minimise lateral movement whilst driving. The rear transaxle motor delivers all the power to tackle a 9.5o slope with ease and the adapted ergonomic tiller provides comfortable positioning for an individual of increased size. An innovative rigid canopy for all weather protection is optional.

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