Kath and Rex McLeod wave good bye to a grateful William Dufty as he heads home on his donated scooter.
Kath and Rex McLeod wave good bye to a grateful William Dufty as he heads home on his donated scooter. BRUCE THOMAS

William's mobile again!

MANY generous locals responded to our story on Wednesday and now William Dufty can resume life as normal.

Yesterday we reported how the invalid pensioner had suddenly lost his independence after his scooter had been stolen by callous thieves.

It took no time for replacement offers to come forward.

William gratefully accepted one of the kind offers of a Sportster mobility scooter from Rex and Kathy McLeod.

It was Mr McLeod’s 84th birthday yesterday and he celebrated with a generous 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.”

Yesterday 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. “I can’t thank Rex and Kathy enough.”



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