Arthur’s life is on the move

Amputee is presented with mobility scooter.

HONITONIAN Arthur Rattenbury is enjoying a new lease of life, getting around town on a motorised scooter.

Mr Rattenbury, 59, of St Cyres Road, suffers from diabetes and has had a leg and part of his foot removed.

He was presented with the scooter by Carol Gilson, on behalf of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme which was set up in memory of Carol’s late husband.

“I am very pleased and think Carol was good to do what she did for me,” said Mr Rattenbury.


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“It is making life a lot easier.”

Mr Rattenbury was nominated to receive a scooter by the Midweek Herald.

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A second scooter was presented to a woman in Kings Road, Honiton, last Wednesday.

As your Midweek Herald was going to press, a third scooter was being given to a resident of Custance House, in Queen Street. He was nominated by a large number of local residents.

There is currently a waiting list for scooters and mobility aids, and more donations of equipment for the Joe Gilson scheme are being sought.

If you can give a scooter, contact Belinda Bennett on (01392) 888488.

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