The UK's leading mobility scooter specialist based in Sudbury, TGA Mobility, has now helped disabled MS War Hero Simon Angel MBE raise over 15,000 for the Royal British Legion (RBL) through local collections in their showroom and continued support following his epic 900-mile TGA mobility scooter fundraiser earlier in the year.
TGA is a family-run business with 25 years of proven heritage for providing quality, reliable mobility scooters nationwide. It also takes its corporate social responsibilities seriously and chooses to support charities that benefit both local and national people such as the RBL. Nationally, TGA help raise funds through supporting injured war veteran Simon Angel MBE from Kent who, health permitting is planning to complete another fundraising challenge on a TGA mobility scooter in 2012 similar to his 'Rally for Remembrance' earlier this year. Simon Angel, aged 46 from Pembury, was a member of the Royal Engineers for 22 years and served all around the world with front line experience in Northern Ireland and during the Gulf War, which led 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, Simon travelled the complete length of Britain on a mobility scooter kindly loaned by TGA Mobility and raised nearly 10k for the RBL and another military charity. Simon completed this remarkable journey ahead of schedule as his TGA Breeze delivered 100 reliability - travelling the whole distance in just 30 days. Since April, Simon and TGA have continued to collect donations and following his appearance at The Mobility Roadshow with Peterborough RBL in the summer, his charitable funds have now topped 15k. Tim Ross, TGA National Sales Manager explains: "Simon continues to inspire us with his dedication and drive to raise funds for injured service men and women. Bearing in mind he lives with severe MS, his passion to help fellow veterans is astounding and if he decides to tackle another gruelling fundraiser in 2012, TGA will deliver as much support as possible to ensure maximum donations are raised. On a local level and to coincide with Remembrance Sunday, we invited members of the Sudbury Branch of the Royal British Legion to our showroom to discuss Simon's continued efforts and to reiterate our support of the Poppy Appeal. We demonstrated the actual TGA Breeze that Simon used on his epic 900-mile journey to the RBL fundraisers and ex-servicemen and introduced them to our own war veteran Nastaza Telfer who served as a Lance Bombardier in Iraq before being injured on the front line. The Sudbury RBL members were a pleasure to meet and we hope to continue raising donations into 2012 so that local veterans can enjoy the best quality of life possible."