Jack is given the 159th scooter in Dunkeswell

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 April 2016 | UPDATED: 08:57 26 April 2016

Jack Poctor, 86, from Dunkeswell, receives his scooter from Carol Gilson.

Jack Poctor, 86, from Dunkeswell, receives his scooter from Carol Gilson.

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Carol Gilson – the founder of Honiton’s Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme – has given away her 159th mobility scooter.

The delighted recipient was Jack Poctor, 86, from Dunkeswell, who has heart problems.

Carol said: “When I presented him with the scooter, Jack asked me ‘What do I owe you for this because it will change my life’. I told him ‘A kiss on the cheek will do!’”

The scooter scheme was launched after Joe, Carol’s husband, died of cancer in 2008. Carol was left with his scooter, and gave it away - via the Herald - to whoever needed it most.

The strong response made Carol realise the need of terminally ill and mobility-affected residents in town.


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