WOULD-BE scooter users have been given a welcome boost during a 'safety day' in Weaverham.

Ableworld supported the MS Society and Parkinson's UK initiative, providing Northwich residents with training, advice and technical assistance to encourage scooter use.

Held at Weaverham Community Centre, the day saw willing participants take on a scooter test track and ask questions on what scooter would best fit their needs.

Brenda Brockbank, lead support volunteer for MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire, said: “All attendees really enjoyed themselves and the members who had their own equipment checked were really grateful for the help.

"Overall, the scooter safety session massively helped to give confidence to those that require mobility aids but were too nervous or not confident enough to use a mobility scooter out in public."

Ableworld also provided information on walking sticks, grab rails, reachers, and a range of kitchen accessories to help those living with MS or Parkinson's.

A spokesman said: “The MS Society Vale Royal and West Cheshire Group were keen to run a scooter safety day for the members of their group and we are really pleased we were able to help.

"Scooter safety is something we encourage as an ethical trader. We get lots of customers who have been given scooters from friends or bought online but don’t have the confidence to use them.

"We also have customers thinking of purchasing but want some extra reassurance that they can drive it safely, so these sessions are invaluable.

"We are really pleased we could support two local groups in giving them a hands on experience at using mobility aids.”

For more information on Scooter Safety or mobility information sessions, email marketingenquiries@ableworld.co.uk or call 01270 627111.