Scheme donates a scooter to Carla in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 15:43 28 September 2016 | UPDATED: 15:43 28 September 2016

Carla with her new scooter.

Carla with her new scooter.


A Honiton woman who conquered a mountain in France on a mobility scooter borrowed from her friend has been given one of her own.

Carla Salisbury, 59, recently featured in the Herald after successfully conquering Mont Ventoux.

Carla was presented with her scooter by Carol Gilson, founder of the Joe Gilson Mobility Scheme, based in Honiton.

When handing over the scooter, Carol challenged Carla to conquer Mount Everest on it.

Carla said: “People don’t realise how wonderful this scheme is - I can’t thank Carol enough.”

Carol is currently looking for working scooters, manual wheelchairs and electric wheelchairs to be donated to her scheme, as she has many people waiting to receive a mobility aid.

She is also looking for good books and good bric-a-brac to help fundraise for scooter repairs and to buy batteries.

Carol added: “We rely on kind people to donate things so we can keep this scheme going.”

Anyone who can help Carol by donating to the scheme should call her on 01404 43341.

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