Last month The Teesside Family Foundation gave a 50 year old lady with stage 4 Cancer paralysed from the waist down a better quality of life.✨
After an application by her daughter to help fund an electric wheelchair, we decided to buy and donate the chair from the Foundation. The electric wheelchair was built to specification by MD Mobility who also kindly gave a big discount to the Foundation.
After receiving the chair the ladies' daughter said "Getting the electric wheelchair for my mam really means so much, she will now have the independence to do things for herself and not have to rely on her husband as much. She’ll no longer be stuck in her bed all day, she’ll be able to use the chair around the house and visit neighbours and family in the village which really will be amazing for her. Thank you for giving my mum her independence, We are so grateful"
It is days like this that make you realise how important the work we are doing is, thank you to every person and company that supports the Foundation.🙌
If you’re looking for escapism, a scooter’s the answer,” - off-road adventures now possible for Karen.
Despite walking difficulties, Karen Foxton, 39 from Guisborough, has opened her world up to countryside peace and tranquillity thanks to an off-road mobility scooter.
Karen gets around her home and shops independently this is made possible by a TGA WHILL Model C powerchair as she has Multiple Sclerosis.
A local TGA dealer, MD Mobility in Guisborough, supplied Karen with the WHILL and supported her when she got married by loaning a scooter to drive down the aisle. More recently though, Karen decided that she wanted more freedom in the local countryside and therefore required an off-road scooter. She had owned a bigger model before, however was “shook to bits” as it did not have proper suspension. With the recent lockdown, Karen became even more determined to get outdoors comfortably and safely. This led to getting a TGA Vita X.
“My Vita X has added a huge new part to my life,” she said. “I’m now going places I thought I’d never get to see again after Multiple Sclerosis took hold of me. Lockdown has made me want to get out even more and now I can. I can escape into the Guisborough Hills or Roseberry Topping area. I’ve lived around here all my life but I am now discovering new tracks I can do again.
“I believe it is so important to get outside, my scooter helps me forget about everything and the craziness of the world right now. If you are looking for escapism, a scooter’s the answer. I will never tire of the tranquillity of the Yorkshire countryside.”
Karen found the Vita X while researching online before being recommended one by MD Mobility. After a test drive, she decided it had everything she needed, offering quality and reliability. Before buying it, she went out measuring the width of local countryside gates just to check the Vita would fit through gaps… it did. With chunky tyres and excellent suspension this scooter would give support and stability for Karen even when driving over roots and rocks.
“My Vita X is a dream to drive,” she added. “I go out on my own or with my brother who is getting fit, so he’ll walk alongside me or takes his mountain bike, plus he brings his camera as a budding photographer. I always take the family dog Mojo, a two-year old red fox lab. Mojo loves running next to me when I’m driving either on or off lead - he’s got used to my scooter quickly. Having a dog gives you a reason to go out which is important. We all go places that are popular with mountain bikers and horse riders where the tracks are ideal for my tough scooter. So many people ask me questions about it, they’ve never seen anything like it before.”
Karen is an advocate of the outdoors especially if you have restricted mobility for the mental health and wellbeing benefits it provides. “I now have so many possibilities when out in the countryside, getting to places you could never reach in a car,” she concludes. “Being outside on your own builds up your confidence and over time you learn techniques for tackling more challenging tracks. The comfort it gives me is superb and I regularly drive over seven miles with over half a battery charge left, even when driving up lots of steep hills. Add to this my WHILL at home and I have total mobility.”
Meet three of the lightest, take-apart boot scooters in the world!
We're pleased to announce we are now permanently stocking the Pride Apex Aluma-Lite, the brand-new Motion Alumina and our very own CarGo Illusion. Even better is the price at just £1699 each for a limited time only.
All three scooters boast impressive features and lightweight performance and a perfect for lifting into car boots without the use of an expensive and space restrictive hoist.
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We are pleased to announce that both our shops are back open and operating normal hours.
We have complied with the government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 by carrying out the following steps:
We look forward to seeing our customers old and new.
At MD Mobility, we pride ourselves on giving you expert, quality mobility advice before you make any purchase to ensure that the products will meet your exact requirements. Due to the location of our showrooms you can "try before you buy" and with free quotations and comprehensive home surveys you can be assured of getting the best option for your needs. We only use reputable manufacturers that we have trusted for many years so you can be sure that our products are of the highest quality.
Purchasing from your local dealer has many advantages over buying on-line. Many of our customers have come to us seeking help following a bad experience when making an on-line purchase. The majority of electrical mobility equipment requires annual servicing. Imagine the inconvenience and expense of returning your equipment to the supplier every 12 months for servicing. Imagine also that your new scooter arrives damaged.... Are you going to re-pack it and pay expensive return postage costs?
Buying direct from MD Mobility gives you:
Visit one of our showrooms today.
We are delighted to announce the arrival of the revolutionary new travel scooter from Pride Mobility called the Apex Alumalite.
Similar to the Apex Lite, and yet so much more, the Alumalite easily separates into two piece and folds down to fit into the boot of a car. Weighing in at just 27.5kg, with the heaviest single part weighing just 11kg, it’s the lightest boot scooters currently available on the market, and ideal for anyone who struggles with heavy lifting.
A lithium ion battery means you don’t have to compromise on range in order to achieve the lightness - with it comfortably travelling around 11-12 miles. Attractive aluminium frame with steel enforcement round the base of the tiller makes for a great looking sturdy model. Adjustable tiller, and additional foot room towards the front of the scooter. The Alumalite comes complete with basket too.
Experience the convenience of a lightweight, compact travel scooter. Easy to put into the boot, with its heaviest piece weighing only 11 kg. The Apex Alumalite, with its aluminum frame, weighs only 27.5kg in total making it our lightest four-wheeled scooter yet!
Contact us today to book your demonstration or to find out more.
By Laura Nollan
Staff Reporter at The Northern Echo
KAREN FOXTON, a Middlesbrough College staff member who has Multiple Sclerosis was able to drive down the aisle and get married thanks to MD Mobility scooters.
Karen, 39, from Guisborough, began teaching hairdressing skills at Middlebrough College 11 years ago. She recently changed roles to become a Safeguarding and Welfare Officer. She thoroughly enjoys her
role and, despite mobility challenges, is able to easily access the campus with a pioneering powerchair.
Previously she owned a mobility scooter to remain mobile, however, with changing needs, a powered wheelchair now gives her more independence inside and out.
They were supplied by family-run MD Mobility, also based in Guisborough, which has supported Karen over
many years. Proprietors Alan and Carol Garner have a longstanding rapport with Karen and when she mentioned she was getting married, they offered help in terms of mobility at her wedding.
MD Mobility has showrooms in Guisborough and Northallerton, which provide a range of products for independent living, including TGA mobility scooters. Karen had already part-exchanged her mobility scooter,
however, there was no way driving down the aisle. Alan gave Karen her scooter back for an extended loan so she could tie her flowers to the front basket and greet her husband-to-be, Roy, exactly as she wanted.
Karen said: “We got married in Redcar and Cleveland registry office and had such a memorable day, made so much easier with my TGA scooter and powerchair. Alan at MD Mobility was so amazing giving me my scooter back for the ceremony and then I could transfer into my WHILL for the wedding reception. My WHILL has white trim which matched my dress, so many guests commented on how wonderful it was, it generated so much interest. I was able to move around independently in the tightest of spaces mingling with guests at the pub which wouldn’t have been possible without assistance."
“Roy and I even had a bit of fun racing against each other at the wedding on our scooter and powerchair, we entertained everyone on the day.”
Karen uses her WHILL for in the boot of her car, so she can be driven to college.