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Scooter Aid - An Update

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Towards the end of last year we introduced our Scooter Aid scheme. We set up the initiative with one aim – to help enable children enjoy the one thing that should always be a pre-requisite of childhood – the simple, unadulterated pleasure of fun.

We think scooting is just one example of that and because of your generosity 2 families and their 6 children have been able to experience just that. Thank you so much. 

For those who don’t know we asked for: 

Donations of unwanted, unused, broken Micro Scooters to be returned to us. We would then carry out repairs/revamp and remodel the scooters to make them usable once again. 

In total we have over 30 scooters donated (so many thank you’s).

Just after Christmas, Eliza took a trip out to India armed with a flurry of scooters to donate. We wanted to share with you just one of the stories of the people she met out there and how the scooters you donated are being used. 

We came across this little boy and and his family on our trip. We saw this little boy and his sister playing in the street one day – the next day they were still there but this time looking for some food. We found out that their father works on a nearby construction site – the children don’t go to school and spend their days either looking for food or somewhere safe to play. 

The sisters in the family enjoyed having a break from looking after their younger siblings and took to the scooters very quickly and with great enthusiasm. 

Now back in the UK we have had a little bit of time to reflect on what was one hell of a trip. We saw things we didn’t know ever went on, met amazing and courageous children and took the first tentative steps in getting Scooter Aid up and running. 

The scheme is of course still running – if you would like to take part click here for all the details. 

And once again thank you so much for all your kind donations. Anna & Philippa