Rehome your mobility scooter

Daniel Bird has offered to buy Derek Turner a mobility scooter after his was stolen
Daniel Bird has offered to buy Derek Turner a mobility scooter after his was stolen

Bury Free Press readers were quick to rally round to help Derek Turner whose mobility scooter was stolen.

As we reported last week, Derek, 84, had his scooter stolen from his home in Beyton and branded the thieves ‘the lowest of the low’.

He only has one leg so it meant he could no longer get to the local pub he has been going to since he used to play with the landlord’s son as a child.But Daniel Bird, owner of Bury St Edmund’s Club Brazilia and several local pubs was first to offer to replace the buggy.

He said: “At Brazilia we hold fund raising events and we hold back a little to do things for local people like this.”

He has promised Derek a budget to buy a new buggy when the pensioner has a new secure shed to keep it in.

In addition TGA Mobility in Sudbury offered a year scooter insurance and Aid to Hospitals Worldwide, the Bury charity that supplies hospital equipment to developing countries, offered a used scooter.

Individuals also called the BFP offering second-hand scooters. One person even turned up at Derek’s door with one that was too small for him.

Derek said: “Isn’t it kind of people to do things like this.”

Club Brazilia’s will be fund raising for Cancer Research from January to March.