Student buys pensioner mobility scooter
KIND-HEARTED Hartpury College student Abbie Strong has raised enough cash to buy an elderly man a mobility scooter.
The 22-year-old, who has just completed her course in veterinary science, organised a marathon 12-hour football match in a bid to raise money to buy the scooter for Kenneth Selway.
Mr Selway lives near the entrance to Hartpury College and Abbie used to see him struggling to walk down the street every morning when she arrived.
She said: "I used to see him struggling, and then I started to pick him up to give him a lift – I couldn't just drive past him.
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"I thought I had to do something, so I organised the sponsored game."
Last month, eight teams took part in a tournament at Gloucester Park and £300 was raised which funded not only the scooter, but a shed to put it in too.
"He absolutely loves it and it should make a big difference to his life," added Abbie.