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TGA donates solar powered Supersport mobility scooter to disabled Kenyan Beth for freedom in rural Africa

7th December, 2016

TGA, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist, has donated a solar powered Supersport to an African Children’s Charity so that disabled Beth from Kenya (aged 23) can continue working at Karatina University.

TGA has given the Supersport to Beth via the children’s charity ForAfricanChildren which is based in Torino, Italy. It has the mission statement “We can not change the world but we can change the world of a child” and is managed by Fulvio Rostagno and Lorella Mantino. The charity helps to assist several organisations operating in Africa with a mission to achieve project completion and encourage co-operation without a major focus on fundraising. It strives to deliver real change for children and young people on an individual level – hence the request to help Beth Wamuyu who lives with spinal problems and Polio. Fulvio contacted TGA to see if it would donate a mobility scooter and as this product specialist takes its corporate social responsibilities seriously, it was delighted to offer a solution.

Following discussions and a face-to-face meeting in Italy between Fulvio and Tim Ross of TGA, TGA Mobility agreed to donate a 3-wheel Supersport. The TGA Supersport is a robust and reliable mobility scooter that has proven power and performance to drive offroad. It is known as the ‘Harley Davidson of scooters’ due to its black and chrome styling and has batteries that can deliver an impressive range of up to 30 miles. Its trusted reliability and superb manoeuvrability mean it is the ideal scooter for freedom in remote locations. This dependable form of transport will change Beth’s life forever as she has severe walking difficulties, exaserpated in the rainy season when the ground is so muddy. With the help of a scooter she will be able to once again travel to work independently and spend time with her family and friends in neighbouring villages.

The Supersport was shipped to Italy where it was fitted with a unique Italian-designed solar panel as Beth has no electricity at home. On arrival in Kenya, the Supersport seat was embroidered with her name and then presented by Fulvio as he explains: “We first met Beth many years ago when working at Naromoru Disabled Children’s Home in Kenya which is run by Italian Elizabethan Sisters. Beth is very poor and has undergone many operations due to her Polio – we immediately felt a bond with her, she was like a daugther to us. Over the years we have supported her and to be able to give Beth the gift of freedom has made us so proud, the TGA Supersport is an amazing machine. Before she would have to battle sun, wind, rain and mud, whilst carrying heavy loads and walking with heavy calipers on her legs. Now all of this will change, she was so happy to receive the scooter, it was very emotional for us all. Thank you so much TGA.”

Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager adds: “The TGA team and I are so proud to help Beth regain independence and to travel locally on her own terms. The ForAfricanChildren charity is to be fully admired for the results it delivers bearing in mind it is only a small organisation. It was a pleasure to meet Fulvio in Italy – an inspirational guy. We decided to select our Supersport model for the donation as it is the perfect scooter to tackle the many challenges of driving offroad. It will provide assured comfort and stability for Beth so she can travel with peace of mind whatever the weather and road conditions.” 

For donations to the charity, contact Fulvio Rostagno via What’s App on: +39 347 252 3094

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Disabled Kenyan Beth Wamuyu on her new Supersport mobility scooter donated by TGA Mobility and the For African Children charity.