Power chair football player needs your help!

Champions league football beckons for Sprowston teenager

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The 17-year-old photography student is now competing at the highest level in England, having taken up power chair football five years ago.

And the Chelsea fan now plays for London-based club Aspire PFC, Premiership winners seven times in the last 10 years.

But with the Champions League looming in Denmark this October, Rosie needs £6,500 for a new chair or risks dropping out of the sport.

Rosie’s problems began when she was diagnosed with rare primary lymphedema at around 18 months old, according to mum Tina, 43.

“She had a cherry mark on her thigh, which got rather bigger and started to leak a milky fluid,” she said.

“Nobody knew what it was. After a lot of tests, we were told it was lymphedema. 
“When she was eight or nine she had some debulking operations, but it gradually became worse. 
“Eventually her pelvis collapsed and she had bone infections one after the other. At that stage she had to have cement put into her pelvis to stablise it. She had cracked vertebrae, which is contained using a lot of painkillers.”

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Rosie originally started playing wheelchair basketball, but her condition worsened and she was unable to continue, taking up powerchair football.

“That was the best decision of my life,” said Rosie. “Since then I have been going to Nottingham to compete in the national league, and travelled to Portugal for a training camp with players from all around the world.

“I try to forget about my condition and carry on normally. 
“It is hard. Sometimes I would be at college and get interrupted because my back or my arms are hurting. That is a challenge, but I would rather my condition does not take control of me. 
“The problem now is these new chairs are being introduced to the league, and this is a must-have chair to be able to stay in the sport. It’s essential for me to be able to stay at the top level and progress even more. I need the chair to be on an even playing field.
“The sport is progressing and if you are left behind you are left behind. It is very fast moving. The Champions League is in October and that would be an honour.”

The powerchair football Champions League is a five-day event, with two days training and a three-day tournament. Rosie and her team will travel by ferry to compete against 11 of the best teams around Europe. Each fund their own travel.

Cauldwell Children’s Trust provided Rosie with her first chair, but will be unable to fund the new Strike Force model, the family have been told.

“The chair she has got is OK for the English league, but it would be like racing a Skoda and Ferrari in Europe because they all play on these Strike Force chairs,” Mrs Hodgson explained.
“As far as I see it this is Rosie’s only way of socialising with other like-minded people who are in a situation like hers.
“They get a whole group of people playing at the same level, and that is important to her. She is a very good player, and to be able to pursue her dream is brilliant for her.

“Rosie is such a happy soul, and she tried to do 100pc in everything she does.”

To donate, visit www.gofundme.com/rosiestrikeforce

 

Scooter of the month – Kymco Agility

The Kymco Agility is definitely a firm favourite this month with Agilitys in all colours flying out of the door. We know why people love them…

  1. They are fast- get to town quickly
  2. They are small  – fit in most lifts easily
  3. They are agile – negotiate shops with ease
  4. They look incredible – be the envy of other scooter users – just look at the range of colours available! Plus we also offer custom paint colours for scooters, simply call 01502 514500 for a price for spraying your mobility scooter in your favourite colour.

colours of kymco agility

The sleek lines of the Aglility start at the front with a serious look, extending to the rear.

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Full LED light package and super soft suspension creates a safe and comfortable ride.

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If the agility has caught your eye, give us a call on 01502 514500 for more information – At East Coast Mobility we also offer excellent trade in values on any mobility scooter to make your dream scooter more affordable still.

Look out for next months favourite it will be hard to beat the Agility but wait and see…!

Help choosing a mobility scooter.

Kids love helping out don’t they! Last week we had two young boys give their grandad some help choosing a mobility scooter. Out of our huge range of scooters, both new and used he wisely choose a Kymco Maxxer, which is a top of the range, super comfortable scooter with amazing power and great looks.the kymco maxxer

Here at East Coast Mobility we always have several new and used models of most scooters in stock, and ready to fly out of the door!

Wondering how you will pay for a new scooter? Simply see our help on getting PIP payments page.  Or call 01502 514500 for some expert help and advice, or pop in for a friendly chat over tea and biscuits.

 

Disabled car stickers

We now have two types of disabled car stickers in stock! If you have the problem with people parking right behind your disabled car, making it difficult, both for you to get your wheelchair or power chair out and also even get out of a space, these are the answer!

At only £4.00 with free postage, they are a bargain!

Here at East Coast Mobility we do everything we can to ensure people have the maximum amount of freedom possible, small small aids such as walking sticks to fully disabled access bathrooms, we want you to get the most from life you can.

To order car stickers or other small aids, simply call 01502 514500.

Off road mobility scooters back in stock!

We have just taken delivery of our next batch of 20 off road mobility scooters, and expect them to fly out of the door!

If you haven’t met our off road mobility scooter before, we launched it through our sister company Wild and Wacky Mobility and it has a high power 24 volt system, with 2 motors, creating an exceptional off road driving experience.  The 4×4 mobility scooter is based on the Shoprider Cordoba mobility scooter but is built in the factory with a heavily uprated chassis to ensure a robust ride off road.

If you are a mobility scooter user who enjoys getting off the beaten track, this scooter could be the best scooter you could ever own! We’ve driven it through mud down deeply rutted tracks, over thick grass you name it this scooter tackles all terrain with ease!

The 4 x 4 off road scooter comes as standard in an attractive deep blue, but for an extra charge we can get the shrouds painted in any colour you like!

Visit our sister companys site Wild and Wacky Mobility for more information and to purchase a 4 x 4 mobility scooter online. If you would like to chat about the specification and discuss a trade in of an existing scooter call us on 01502 514500.

Oldest wheelchair we’ve seen!

This week we had what we reckon is the oldest wheelchair most of us have seen come in!

It is positively ancient! The front castors on the wheelchair have got traditional wire spokes, whereas any wheelchair built in the last 20 years have got plastic or metal thick spokes.

It is a steel wheelchair – we don’t think that lightweight aluminum wheelchairs had even been thought of during the design of it.

We simply love the brakes on the wheelchair they are a simple metal bar which is pressed down onto the tyre.

It is amazing to see how much wheelchairs have moved on in the last few years, we stock a large range of wheelchairs, ranging from basic steel chairs, to more high-end lightweight Aluminum wheelchairs.

Simply call 01502 514500 for more information on wheelchairs.

Use a British Legion mobility scooter? – discounted repairs!

Many people using a British Legion Mobility Scooter are struggling to get repairs carried out, due to the previous repair company going into liquidation. As a result we are offering discount rates for British Legion mobility scooter repairs.

This includes all mobility scooter repairs from simple servicing, to more complex repairs such as electronic faults. Here at East Coast Mobility we are experts in Mobility scooter repairs, we have been repairing mobility scooters for over 11 years now!

We hold in stock a full range of standard batteries for all mobility scooters and power chairs, and can fit these while you wait. If you aren’t able to bring your mobility scooter to us, we offer a free collection and loan service providing you are within about 20 miles of Lowestoft.

To book a service or talk to us about a repair on a british legion mobility scooter call 01502 514500 for discounts!

Exclusive blue Kymco Aglility Mobility Scooter!

A Mobility Scooter means a lot to people, and the colour can really make a difference! One customer recently was very specific about what colour he wanted his new mobility scooter to be, and it had to be blue! The only challenge was finding a blue Kymco Agility…

Fortunately our friend Kier at Kymco sourced the mobility scooter for us as it is the only one in the country!

The agility is an amazing mobility scooter, its small size makes it the perfect scooter to fit into lifts and other tight spaces, but it still boasts an 8mph top speed, with a full digital display. If great looks, speed and comfort matter to you then this could be the perfect mobility scooter for you!

Don’t worry the other colours are easier to source than blue!

Call 01502 514500 for advice on choosing a mobility scooter.

Mobility scooter of the month – Kymco Maxi

Here at East Coast Mobility we love the Kymco mobility scooter range. Out of the Kymco range, the Maxi is a firm favourite! See below why we love it so much;

  1. It looks great – Click here for a 360 view of the Maxi
  2. Its reliable
  3. Kymco parts are delivered fast
  4. It is an affordable mobility scooter
  5. Its comfortable

The 8mph Maxi Mobility Scooter has the highest of standards when it comes to performance and comfort. Robust enough to tackle the most challenging of environments, your rest assured the Maxi can take you where you want to go in comfort and style.

Packed with all the superior features you would expect from a premium scooter at an excellent value. Complete with full suspension and luxurious captain seating to ensure you have the most comfortable journey possible, also included as standard is a delta handle bar for an extra safe and comfortable grip, storage basket for all your personal belongings, rear view mirrors and adjustable headrest.
Features
Top of the range 8mph mobility scooter
Available in Red, Blue and Graphite
Tackles the most challenging environments
Full suspension and luxurious captain seating
Delta handle bars
Storage basket
Rear view mirrors
Adjustable headrest
Up to 30 mile range

Click here for full specifications

As the above shows, if you are in the market for a new 8mph scooter, the Kymco Maxi, could be your best yet!

For more infomation or to order a Kymco Mobility scooter call 01502 514500

Affordable Mobility Scooter Insurance – get covered cheaply!

If you don’t have mobility scooter insurance and have an accident with the scooter or it is stolen, it could be up to you to pay out. However, mobility scooter insurance is very affordable! Here at East Coast Mobility we have partnered with First Senior Insurance to provide excellent value for money mobility scooter insurance.

For just £69 per year you can be fully insured on your mobility scooter. First seniors triple star mobility scooter insurance can also cover powerchairs, is available on products up to £6000 purchase price.

What does mobility scooter insurance cover?

  • Accidental damage
  • Fire damage
  • Flood damage
  • loss or damage caused by theft or attempted theft
  • Storm damage cover
  • 45 day world wide cover
  • Public liability up to £2 millian
  • temporary cover to loan equipment of similar value whilst your product is being repaired
  • ‘get you home’ expenses following an accident
  • New for old replacement if the damage exceeds 60% of the purchase price during the first 3 years assuming the product is new
  • no excess
  • no claims bonus scheme
  • carer contingent liability
  • Temporary hire costs cover
  • personal injury benefit up to £2000
  • Personal effects covered up to £250
  • Loss of key cover up to £50
  • Any driver

See Here for more details on First Senior mobility scooter insurance.

Is it compulsory to have insurance?

It is not compulsory to have insurance but we thoroughly recommend it as does the department of transport.

We are fully approved by all providers of mobility scooter insurance companies to carry out repairs, this can include everything from scratched bodywork to a full rebuild following an accident.

If you need mobility scooter insurance or have insurance and need help to make a claim simply call 01502 514500 to speak to the team.

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