William Dufty rides away on his new Scooter.
William Dufty rides away on his new Scooter.

Scooting in to save the day

THANKS to the kindness of strangers, the story of the stolen mobility scooter has a heart-warming and happy ending.

Following our story today which outlined how William Dufty lost independence because of the callous theft, a local couple stepped in to offer their support.

That support came in the form of a Sportster mobility scooter, with special thanks to the generous Rex and Kathy McLeod.

It was Mr McLeod’s 84th birthday today and what better gift than the gift of giving.

“I bought the scooter for my wife but she doesn’t use it and it has been sitting in the shed for years,” Mr McLeod said.

“It’s great to be able to help someone and we’re happy it will be used.”

Mr Dufty was cheering all the way home as he rode the scooter back from his benefactor’s house.

“I can’t believe it, it’s just excellent. I am so happy to be mobile again and have my independence back,” Mr Dufty said.



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