Mobility scooters are to lead a “conga” around Plymouth city centre for a fundraising event next month. The walking-pace “scoot” has been organised by community transport charity Access Plymouth to raise awareness of it’s services.
Access Plymouth’s fundraising officer Erica Travies explained: “We hope it will be a bit of a conga through the city. It is not a race and will be going at walking pace. We want to raise awareness of what we do and get businesses and the community involved as well as raise money. We have already invited a number of businesses who we hope will let their employees loose to get dressed up in red and walk with us.”
This quirky fundraising event will commence and conclude at Access Plymouth’s premises in Mayflower East Car Park on Friday 2nd September at 12pm, finishing around 2pm with refreshments, certificates and prizes. Marshalls will line the “scoot route” at intervals for safety purposes, which has been authorised by Plymouth city council.
Erica added: “I really believe the event will capture peoples’ imagination…….and while it may be on a small scale this year, our hope is that it could grow to be an amazing annual fundraising event.”
Access Plymouth provides mobility scooters and wheelchairs for hire, as well as the dial-a-ride red buses and a community car service for those unable to access public transport. There will be up to 12 mobility scooters available to hire on the day of the event.