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20 July 2010

Duchess announced as honorary Red Wheelie

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HRH Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall has been announced as an ‘honorary member’ of the Red Wheelies, Britain’s one and only scooter formation team powered by Quingos.

The team, currently celebrating after completing a 150 mile trek from Winchester to Canterbury, invited the Duchess to join their team after spotting a newspaper photo of her on a mobility scooter as she presented Afghanistan campaign medals to soldiers back in May.

All ten ladies on the Red Wheelies team have Multiple Sclerosis, which brought them together two years ago and they have raised over £15,000 for the MS therapy Centre in Canterbury, Kent. The Duchess, who rode on a mobility scooter after breaking her leg in April earlier this year, accepted the invitation extended by Red Wheelie Carol Coulson on behalf of the Red Wheelies by personal reply.

Jackie Weeden, team leader of the Wheelies said: “I couldn’t believe it when Carol showed us the letter from the Duchess formally announcing her as an ‘honorary member’. We are delighted to be able to welcome the eleventh member to the team and proud that the Duchess of Cornwall has shown her support for our venture with a personally written response.”

Her Royal Highness wrote back to the mobility scooter formation display team to say that she ‘was delighted’ to become honorary member of the team.

Providing the wheels for the team is Forever Active with their highly successful 5 wheel Quingo Scooters. “We’re happy to support the ladies and all that they’ve managed to achieve in 2010. The letter from Camilla is a highlight in a year that has seen the team tackle challenges bigger than ever before." Mark Nicholls, Managing Director for Forever Active went on to say: "We feel lucky to be able to be a part of the venture helping to raise awareness for MS and help people believe that it can truly mean a new beginning where anything can happen.”

To find out more about what it means to be a member of the Red Wheelies or make a welcome donation to their cause, visit or follow them on @RedWheelies on Twitter.

12 July 2010

Mobility Roadshow welcomes Alistair Hignell CBE and the Red Wheelies

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Forever Active, the UK’s supplier of Quingo 5 Wheel Mobility Scooters, is celebrating after its successful appearance at this year’s Mobility Roadshow.
Held at the East of England Show Ground earlier this month, the annual roadshow welcomed a massive 8000 visitors in just three days.

Organised by charity Mobility Choice, the event provides disabled people of all ages along with their carers and families the chance to explore and evaluate the mobility solutions available to them. Now in its 27th year, Forever Active has been a keen supporter of the show for the last ten years.

Visitors were able to see and drive the new 5 Wheeled Quingo range with the Forever Active team on hand to offer help and advice about the scooters unique safety, comfort and agility features. Mark Nicholls, Managing Director for Forever Active, said: “The Mobility Roadshow is always a popular event and this year was the busiest yet. Visitors were all really positive and the Quingo range was a great talking point throughout the show.”

Forever Active’s exhibition area played host to guest speaker, Former English Rugby Union International and County Cricketer Alistair Hignell CBE who was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1999. Alistair, VIP guest at the roadshow, was able to inspire others within a similar situation to himself. Throughout the day he continued to give support and first hand advice to visitors about how to cope with lesser mobility and the advantages of owning a Quingo. Mark continued: “We were lucky to have support from a whole host of famous faces at the event. Alastair was able to offer his perspective to the crowds whilst the Red Wheelies, the UK’s only scooter formation display team, supplied entertainment with their performances throughout the day. The Wheelies were real showstoppers, proving that reduced mobility does not mean a reduced lifestyle.”

For more information on the Mobility Roadshow visit or call 0845 241 0390