A mobility shop opening in Brigg last month turned heads as David Beckham was seemingly seen to be rolling down the street on a Freerider FR1, distributing leaflets for the town’s first and only mobility store.
What appeared to be football’s biggest name teaming up with Brigg Mobility was in fact Beckham’s best-known professional impersonator, Andy Harmer, who made an appearance at the store’s grand opening.
The new shop was officially opened by local councillors but Harmer was the star of the show, turning heads and engaging with members of the public and business owners on behalf of Brigg Mobility.
Members of the public said a mobility store in the Lincolnshire town is “much-needed” and local businesses partnered with the shop at its opening to put on activities for the public.
A penalty shootout took place, complete with engraved trophies and people were able to test-drive a Freerider FR1.
Brigg Mobility’s director, David Wilson, told Grimsby Live: “It’s an honour to be able to provide such a rewarding service to the local Brigg community.
“The initial response and feedback has way exceeded our expectations and I’m sure we can continue to grow the business in line with local demand.”
Meanwhile, Brigg councillor, Rob Waltham, told the newspaper: “I’m sure the business will be a great asset to residents of Brigg and the surrounding areas.
“I know from speaking to customers that they really value the services on offer and I am sure that the business will be an important part of Brigg town centre which already benefits from free car parking and many independent business like Brigg Mobility.”
Image credit: Andy Harmer, www.beckhamlookalike.com