Following TGA's recent support of Simon Angel MBE on his 900-mile 'Rally for Remembrance' 10k fundraiser from John O'Groats to Land's End on a TGA Mobility scooter, TGA are delighted to announce they will be once again supporting him and the Royal British Legion stand (OS39) at this year's Mobility Roadshow (30th June, 1st and 2nd July, East of England Showground, Peterborough).
Simon Angel, aged 46 from Pembury, was a member of the Royal Engineers for 22 years and has served all around the world with front line experience in Northern Ireland and the Gulf War, which lead to an MBE from The Queen in 2000. During a period of convalescence at Tyrwhitt House where he was treated for Combat Stress, he conceived the idea of his 'Rally for Remembrance' whilst talking to fellow ex-military personnel. Simon now lives with severe MS triggered by his wartime traumas however his medical condition did not hold him back from completing this remarkable achievement. During April this year, he travelled the complete length of Britain on a mobility scooter kindly loaned by TGA Mobility and raised nearly 10k for fellow injured servicemen and women. Simon completed this remarkable journey ahead of schedule and managed to travel the whole distance in just 30 days with the assistance of many members of the general public along the way.
Simon explains: "The Rally for Remembrance was absolutely unbelievable for Mick (support crew) and me. The Royal British Legion (RBL) network was fantastic throughout our journey and I would like to thank all those individuals who supported me especially the RBL Bikers. The TGA Breeze 4 performed magnificently throughout the voyage and did not let me down once - an amazing piece of kit. We had no reliability issues and it kept me comfortable all the way down which is brilliant when you consider the distance travelled and the varied weather we encountered. I am delighted that TGA are once again supporting the RBL and have invited me to The Mobility Roadshow. This will be my first time at the event and I am looking forward to experiencing all it has to offer. With my donations currently just shy of 10k, I hope to collect further funds whilst in Peterborough so fellow injured servicemen and women can enjoy a better quality of life."
Daniel Stone, TGA Managing Director comments: "As the work of The RBL is so commendable and the achievement of Simon so admirable, TGA felt it was essential for us once again to help raise donations for our valued veterans. It is planned that Simon Angel will be with us on Stand OS39 for the second and third day relaying his epic voyage to visitors whilst members of the Peterborough RBL will be collecting and discussing their charity work on all three days. We will also have a selection of TGA products on display including the revolutionary wheelchair NuDrive propulsion system and the latest version of the renowned mobility scooter that helped Simon complete his 900-mile challenge without any reliability problems - the TGA Breeze 4."
Judith Armstrong, RBL Eastern Regional Fundraising Manager concludes: "It never ceases to amaze me how people like Simon come up with these wonderful ideas to raise money for the Royal British Legion. It really is amazing that with health problems of his own, he is still prepared to spend time and a great deal of effort raising funds that will be used to support many of those returning from Afghanistan that request help from the Royal British Legion."