Sutton Shopmobility gets free scooter from disabled volunteer Frank Henderson
A kind-hearted man who won a scooter decided to give his prize to a charity serving the town's disabled shoppers.
Disabled Cheam man Frank Henderson, 59, won a mobility scooter through the company which maintained and serviced his existing scooter.
Having no use for two scooters, Mr Henderson decided against selling his prize for a profit and chose to give it to Sutton Shopmobility, based in the car park of the St Nicholas Centre, where he works as a volunteer.
Mr Henderson said: "When I won the scooter it seemed only fair to donate it. My old scooter's a bit big but this new one can't compare with the beastie so I kept it.
"I've volunteered for Shopmobility for two-and-a-half years. They can make such a difference to people - my scooter is my legs."
Amanda Beck, manager of Sutton Shopmobility said: "this will make a real difference to us. This is a brand new piece of equipment for us and some of what we've got we've had for a number of years.
"Not a lot of people know we're a charity or that you don't have to be a pensioner or have a blue badge to use us - some people don't even know we're here - so this is a real boost"
Mr Henderson got his original scooter through Kudos First and entered the contest through the company. Prakash Mohan of Kudos First said: "When we do these competitions it has happened that people have sold them and that's a bit of a shame. Doing this means that rather than just one person benefiting from it there will be lots of people using it."
Mr Henderson added: "I'm really grateful to Kudos, they're a lovely company."