TGA man to repeat charity challenge to upgrade hospice equipment

TGA’s StrongBack wheelchair can be upgraded with a power-pack for easier propulsion

A TGA mobility product consultant is embarking on a 50 mile charity cycling challenge so equipment at an Essex hospice can be upgraded.

Daniel Salter is hoping to complete the Pedal for The J’s cycle ride so that TGA can donate a power-pack to the hospice to accompany the StrongBack folding wheelchair it donated last year.

The ride, organised by The J’s Hospice, starts and finishes Chelmsford this weekend and will see Salter take on a 50 mile route.

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Instead of asking for sponsorship from his employer, Salter has asked if TGA will donate the power-pack upgrade if he makes it across the finish line

Salter told local newspaper, The Enquirer: “I’m chuffed to bits that my employer TGA has once again kindly offered to donate equipment to The J’s Hospice – they are an ethical company always keen to support a good cause.

“The previous StongBack wheelchair I presented to the charity was so gratefully received and is perfect for use with the motorised solo power-pack.”

The TGA power-pack consists of a motorised unit and wheels that help drive the wheelchair forward which makes pushing it easier for carers.

Last year Salter completed the Chelmsford marathon which saw The J’s Hospice donated a StrongBack powerchair.

“It will be tough but I have been practicing around Box Hill in Surrey which is the same hilly area Mark Cavendish and Sir Bradley Wiggins use for their extreme training routines. Through a combination of enjoyment and addiction to endurance events, I am ready to tackle this latest one and can’t wait to see everyone’s face at The J’s Hospice when I hand over TGA’s second donation,” Salter concluded.

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