A Lancashire woman has won a new mobility scooter in a competition to discover a deserving winner.
More than 250 Motability customers entered a competition organised by Bowker BMW in Blackburn. The first prize was a Pride Go-Go ES8 Boot Scooter donated by Blackburn Modern Mobility.
Ashraf, the husband of winner Safi, claimed the prize on his wife’s behalf and explained: “I would like to thank Andrew Holden at Bowker BMW Blackburn and Modern Mobility for selecting my wife and awarding her with this fantastic mobility scooter.
“We feel honoured to have won this competition. I am hoping that this mobility scooter will encourage my wife to be independent and provide her with a better quality of life”
Andrew Holden from Bowker BMW and Russel Curry from Blackburn Modern Mobility were on hand to present Ashraf with his wife’s new scooter at the Bowker BMW centre on Trident Way in Blackburn.
For Bowker BMW, motability specialist, Andrew Holden said: “Congratulations to Safi and Ashraf on winning the first prize. Previously, we ran a similar competition as a prize draw. This time we judged nominations from friends and family who felt they knew someone who deserved the scooter the most.
“Special thanks to Modern Mobility for generously donating the mobility scooter. We work together whenever we can to help people with disabilities to keep moving. This competition was a great example.”
This competition challenged anyone in Lancashire who knew a friend or family member who would benefit most from a free mobility scooter. They were asked to share a couple of sentences that describe the reason they should win and the kind of impact that winning a free scooter will have on their lives.
For Blackburn Modern Mobility, Russel Curry, said: ”We were happy to link up with Bowker BMW to support this competition. Safi was a worthy winner. Thank you to Ashraf for sharing the impact this scooter will have on his wife’s life. Hopefully, Modern Mobility can continue to work together with Bowker Motability to help more people who find it difficult to get around.”
In 2019, 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.