Burnley mobility retailer ‘throws lifeline’ to ex-Royal Marine

Paul Anderson, MD, Jay-Care. Image: Jay-Care

A mobility shop in Burnley has donated a mobility scooter to a former Royal Marine, which he described as a ‘lifeline’ after his scooter was stolen for the third time in two years.

The retailer is also donating insurance for the gentleman’s new scooter in case a similar incident happens in the future.

Jay-Care Stairlift & Mobility was contacted by a charity – Furniture for Education Worldwide – after 88-year-old veteran, George Marsden, had his scooter stolen from outside his Burnley home.

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The dealership helped Mr Marsden back in 2015 by donating a product after he had his scooter stolen for the first time.

Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph, Paul Anderson, owner of Jay-Care, said: “He’s just an old chap who needs some help. The thing is he is just housebound without a mobility scooter. This is a lifeline for him. At the end of the day we can afford to help him and it is the right thing to do to give something back to the customers.”

Meanwhile, it was reported that the charity has also paid off the £300 Mr Marsden owed from his previous scooter, which cost £600.

“It’s good to see that there are still some good guys out there, it’s fantastic,” Mr Marsden told the newspaper.

Jay-Care has its retail base in Burnley and a 3,500 square foot engineering and storage unit at a nearby industrial park. It covers the whole of Northern England from its base. Its main target area is East Lancashire where it has built up a large working client base and works with organisations including the NHS, Lancashire County Council, Capita Symonds and many more.

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