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Mobility Scooter Convoy To Descend On Town Centre

Friday February 28 2014




A MAN will lead a flotilla of mobility scooters in the town centre today to raise money for this year's Sport Relief.

Spencer Bruford, 41, recently moved to Barnsley from London and will take on the baton in the Team Honk Relay, a country-wide, 3,000-mile challenge.

The event - which started in Land's End and finishes in John O'Groats on March 23 - takes in numerous locations along the way in the hope of raising £20,000 for Sport Relief.

Dad-of-two Spencer, who is an award-winning blogger, used social media to offer up his services to Team Honk and is all set for today's relay.

It all starts at 9.30am at Oakwell, where players from Barnsley Football Club will accompany Spencer in the first part of the relay before making his way to meet MP Dan Jarvis at Eden Mobility.

At 12pm, a flotilla of mobility scooters will make their way to the town centre, where Team Activ and roller derby team the Barnsley Black Heart Rollers will also help out.

"I jumped at the chance to help and so here we are," Spencer said. "Over a month since it started the baton is in Barnsley and we would love to see residents supporting this great cause."

After the Barnsley leg, the baton will make its way to the Elsecar Heritage Centre before moving on to Hull and continuing its path to John O'Groats.

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Reply Posted by dene on Friday February 28 2014 at 09:56
date are time of Heritage Centre please ,,,,

Reply Posted by Geoff Thomas on Friday February 28 2014 at 12:53
I'd never seen a mobility scooter until I moved to Barnsley as they are not so common in the south of England! I wish this guy all the luck in the world with his fund-raising activities. However, I do think that the whole area of where mobility scooters should be driven is a bit of a grey area and I'm terrified that someone, someday is going to bet hurt or worse because they are often driven on the roads without any licence plates, insurance of knowledge of road manners. I hope I'm wrong...

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday February 28 2014 at 14:33
Never seen a mobility scooter! is their no old people in the south of England, lol, ayy dear, that made me laugh. Cheers you made my day.