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Try Out A Mobility Scooter In Whitby Today

Try Out A Mobility Scooter In Whitby Today

Published by the Yorkshire Coast Radio News Team at 8:00am 22nd April 2017.

Are you thinking about buying a mobility scooter?  Is someone you know prevented from coming into Whitby because of their mobility issues?  Have you ever thought about helping a local disability charity?

Whitby, Scarborough & Ryedale Disability Action Group, known as DAG, will be helping to answer these questions at their ‘Get Going, Make a Difference’ event outside the old library bus garage at Whitby Library on Saturday 22nd April between 10am and 12pm.

For people thinking about buying a mobility scooter there will be opportunities to look at a range of mobility scooters and try them out. 

Richard Weightman, DAG's manager, said:

“If you were going to buy a car you would take it for a test drive. So why not try out a mobility scooter in the same way and test it for comfort and maneuverability?

Many people are not aware that DAG hires out Mobility Scooters for as little £16 for a full day, so this is also a chance for people to come into Whitby and try out a scooter before hiring one next time they want to come into town to do their shopping or visit a café or pub, or even go to the beach on our All-Terrain scooter.”

The ‘Get Going, Make a Difference’ events are also aimed at giving people a chance to find out more about DAG and its Mobility Equipment Hire Service which is delivered from Whitby Library, and try out a mobility scooter themselves.  They can meet DAG’s staff and volunteers and see if they would like to get involved as a volunteer themselves and support the work of the charity. 

Vicky Milson, DAG’s Project Worker at the Library, said:

“Helping with our mobility scooters and wheelchairs is certainly not your usual volunteering opportunity!  It’s a chance to support DAG and hire mobility scooters to disabled people to help them get around our town with its cobbles and steep streets.”

For more information about this and DAG’s other service, and about opportunities to volunteer for DAG please contact them on 01947 821001.




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