Bridgwater man regains independence as Somerset groups help with mobility scooter funding

Four groups in Somerset have teamed up to help a local man buy a mobility scooter in a bid for him to regain his independence.

Volunteers from Burnham-on-Sea Lions, Glastonbury and Street Lions, Minehead and District Lions teamed up with staff at Independent Living to raise more than £500 to buy the new mobility scooter.

A report by the Bridgwater Mercury detailed how the group presented Chris Annis with his new scooter at the end of last year and raised the funds by marshalling sporting events and collecting donations at the Burnham-on-Sea carnival.

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Phil Cooke, president of Burnham-on-Sea Lions, said: “We are thrilled to have been able to buy this mobility scooter for Chris to help him get back his independence.

“It is really hard to lose your independence due to illness or disability and we knew that we wanted to help Chris as soon as we heard about his situation.”

Adding: “I am very thankful to Glastonbury and Street Lions, Minehead and District Lions and Independent Living for helping to fund this.

“It is great that Lions clubs across Somerset can work together to help people in our community.”

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