Accrington Woman Wins Mobility Scooter Prize

An Accrington woman has won a new mobility scooter in a prize draw. 

More than 400 Motability customers entered a prize draw organised by Bowker BMW in Blackburn. The first prize was a scooter donated by Blackburn Scootamart.

The winner, 66 year-old Carol Whalley, suffers from a variety of conditions that make breathing difficult. 

Her daughter, paramedic practitioner Zoe Whalley, claimed the prize on her Mum’s behalf and explained: ”My Mum finds it hard to breathe comfortably. And that makes walking difficult too. She’s effectively a prisoner in her own home. Her carers and I take her out when we can. But it can be hard work. 

“We are so excited to win a mobility scooter. It’s going to make a massive difference. My Mum will be able to visit the charity shops in Clitheroe and go down by the river at Edisford bridge. She loves it there.”

Andrew Holden from Bowker BMW and Russel Curry from Blackburn Scootamart were on hand to present Zoe with her Mum’s new scooter at the Bowker BMW centre on Trident Way in Blackburn. 

For Bowker BMW, motability specialist, Andrew Holden said: “Congratulations to Carol and Zoe on winning the first prize. And thank you to Scootamart for generously donating the mobility scooter. We work together whenever we can to help people with disabilities to keep moving. This fun competition was a great example.”

For Blackburn Scootamart, Russel Curry, said: ”We were happy to link up with Bowker BMW to support this prize draw. It was lovely to meet Zoe and hear about the impact this scooter will have on her Mum’s life. Hopefully, we can continue to work together with Andrew to help more people who find it hard to get around.”

Last year, Andrew was crowned best Motability specialist in the country. The award recognised Andrew as the best from over 18,000 motability specialists in the country and acknowledges consistently high standards of service and support to customers of the Motability Car Scheme throughout 2018. 

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