The members of a mobility scooter gang, ranging in age from their 60s to 92, dressed up as the seven dwarves for a 10-mile charity mobility scooter ride from Waterlooville or Portchester all the way to the Masonic Centre in Cosham and back again all in the name of charity. The group were in high spirits, leaving traffic bringing up the rear in their wake. They raised £1,800 and had such great fun that the decided to meet up every week. It was this day that the Rocky Rollers were born.
Sandra Brown, 68, who sadly lost her husband tells us about how joining the Rocky Rollers helped to cure her loneliness:
‘‘The Rocky Rollers are a brilliant group and we do what we can for charity as well, and I admit that before I did the charity ride last year I was very lonely.”
“I lost my husband 10 years ago and found myself alone a lot of the time. Every Tuesday afternoon we have a meal at Waterlooville Community Centre, and the staff that work in the cafe at the community centre always know when we’re in because they can hear us laughing!”
Mr West tells us about the plans for next years charity event. “Next year we’re looking to make it bigger, get some Scouts involved and finish the day with a barbecue.” Sounds exciting!