TGA Mobility, the UK’s leading mobility scooter specialist with an Independent Living showroom in Sudbury, has donated a new wheelchair to help a well recognised vulnerable and disabled man who has been homeless locally for over twenty years.
TGA has a close relationship with the local constabulary as the Police support the many scooter safe driving days held at the company’s headquarters on Woodhall Business Park. Rachel Elding, Retail Development Manager, is responsible for the TGA mobility showroom which provides the largest range of quality scooters, wheelchairs, rise and recliner chairs, adjustable beds and independent living aids anywhere in East Anglia. She was recently approached by Police Community Support Officer, Jamie Fudge, regarding the possible donation of a wheelchair to assist a local vulnerable male who lives in Sudbury. As TGA is a regularly supporter of local charities and good causes Rachel was delighted to help.
Commonly seen propelling himself backwards, this disabled and homeless individual had kept on the move until recently when his dilapidated wheelchair finally fell apart. This resulted in him becoming immobile and without funds to buy a replacement, the Police decided to put a call out for assistance.
Rachel Elding comments: “When PCSO Fudge asked us to help this vulnerable male we were more than willing to assist – he was over the moon with our generosity. Day-in day-out we help locals regain their independence with quality and reliable mobility products so bearing in mind this poor guy’s situation, we had to find a solution. We decided to offer him a brand new Karma Wren 2 self-propelled wheelchair which is comfortable, durable and strong. Hopefully this will keep him on the move and we are so pleased to hear he has been given some interim accommodation.”
PCSO Jamie Fudge adds: “Thank you to TGA for helping this vulnerable male in the Sudbury area. On presentation of the wheelchair, the individual said thank you and despite being vulnerable and usually not engaging, he clearly recognised the Police and a local company care for his wellbeing.”