Scooter rally raises cash

Linda Hartley and Angela Lewis who got into fancy dress for the occasion
Linda Hartley and Angela Lewis who got into fancy dress for the occasion
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A mobility scooter rally organised by a pensioner raised money for a cancer charity.

Glenys Hodgson, 81, who lost her daughter to leukaemia at the age of 33, set up the rally in aid of Leukaemia Research from the Battery in Morecambe to Happy Mount Park on Saturday.

The rally prepares to set off

The rally prepares to set off

Glenys, of Rydal Court, Morecambe, decided a mobility scooter rally would not only raise money but bring together people on scooters to meet new friends.

MP for Morecambe and Lunesdale David Morris cut the ribbon at the very start of the rally when scooters set off down the promenade.

Glenys said: “It went okay, especially for the first time. It was a learning experience.

“There were five scooters including myself, and some people in wheelchairs joined us at the Eric Morecambe statue who then went down the promenade with us.

“There were 11 people walking and four people with buckets, So far we have collected £300.

“I thought the MP David Morris was lovely.

“I’m really, really pleased and the people from Leukaemia Research have been absolutely fantastic.”