John Hepworth

John Hepworth

Thanks to Regain, the acquisition of my Quickie Jive Outdoor Chair in 2013 has helped me regain some independence and enjoyment of outdoor life.

The first thing I did was to join my wife and grandchildren at the bottom of our garden (see picture) for a picnic which my regular wheelchair would not allow me to do. The extensive lawn being on a slope and uneven I could go down it but not up…

Following that I re-joined the Disabled Ramblers Association. The other picture was taken in at the Vale of Horcum, North Yorkshire.

I had failed miserably to finish one of their ramblers 3 years previously with my regular wheelchair so couldn’t wait to take part again and be among “the big boys” with their Tramper machines! The group photo was taken at the start of the ramble and shows the popularity of this association but at the same time the absolute need for proper outdoor motorised equipment as some of their walks are quite challenging.

It felt liberating to be in the great outdoors again, with the bonus of like-minded people too with whom my wife Teresa and I shared many similar experiences and useful tips.