Mobility scheme helps Mandy

PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 March 2016

Mandy Wood with her new scooter.

Mandy Wood with her new scooter.


A woman has benefited from a Honiton-based mobility scheme.

Mandy Wood, 45, has serious osteoporosis and suffers from diabetes and asthma.

She was presented with a scooter from Carol Gilson, founder of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme.

Mandy, who lives in Exwick, said she was speechless to think that she got a scooter.

She said: “This will change my whole life. I will be able to go out with my whole family. It’s so wonderful that people like you [Carol] exist.”

Carol is still desperate for more working scooters, electric wheelchairs and anything to do with mobility.

Those who can help can call her on 01404 43341 or email her on

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