TGA, the UK's leading mobility specialist, is delighted to announce that it will be supporting injured ex-serviceman Simon Angel MBE's 'Rally for Remembrance' from John O'Groats on 1 April 2011 to Land's End by loaning a Breeze scooter and full service back-up.
46-year-old Simon Angel MBE from Pembrey Kent was a member of the Royal Engineers for 22 years. He has served all around the world and experienced front line action in Northern Ireland and the Gulf War which lead to an MBE in 2000. During a period of convalescence at Tywhitt House where he was treated for Combat Stress, he conceived the idea of this challenge whilst talking to fellow ex-military personnel. Simon now lives with severe MS triggered by his war-time experiences however this has not deterred him from attempting this fundraiser as he has the logistical support of many colleagues and now the backing of TGA Mobility.
Simon explained, "Bearing in mind my medical condition, The Rally for Remembrance will be an extremely tough challenge. However I am fully committed to helping raise as many funds as possible for injured servicemen and women whilst saying thank you to those who have sacrificed their lives to make the world a safer place. With an estimated journey time of 30-35 days, this challenge could not have been possible without the kind assistance of ex-military friends and TGA Mobility. TGA are providing me with a Breeze mobility scooter for the complete journey down as it is renowned for reliability, safety and comfort. Equipped with upgraded batteries and spares, this 8mph top speed Breeze should comfortably tackle each 25-30 mile stage on one single charge. With 874 miles from start to finish, this is a mammoth task for me however with the knowledge I'll be riding a Breeze, I feel confident that I will achieve my ultimate goal."
Tim Ross, TGA Sales Manager concluded, "The whole TGA team and I fully support Simon and admire his courage and determination to complete The Rally for Remembrance. When you consider his medical condition and all the associated logistics involved, the task before him is daunting but TGA will support him as much as possible so that funds and awareness are maximised for injured UK troops."
To support Simon Angel and to donate to Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion, visit: