John Hardwick, 55 from Brighton, is a vibrant character affected by Thalidomide who now enjoys life as a photographer, artist and charity volunteer thanks to a cult-classic TGA Supersport mobility scooter.

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Before taking early retirement due to phocomelia, John was a postal room supervisor for a leading bank in London. He enjoyed his job however John now focuses on expressing his artistic talents through photography and painting, all inspired by the East Sussex area. With the assistance of a TGA mobility scooter John is able to seek out new content for his artwork and regularly travels the full length of Brighton seafront meeting and talking to people. As John finds walking a challenge his TGA Supersport is an absolute life-line for him, without it he would be ‘stuck at home getting old and fat!’ John’s scooter also allows him to volunteer for a local charity that supports people affected by Stroke and Aphasia. In particular, the spacious basket on his Supersport is ideal for carrying items that are sold on fundraising stalls. Read more....