Newark: Ableworld and Real Men Talk join forces to give disabled man a new mobility scooter
A charity and a Newark mobility company have joined forces to help give a disabled man more independence.
Real Men Talk was set up by a group of friends who have experienced mental health issues, with the aim of showing others it’s good to talk and help others.
Through the charity they came across Ryan, who has a nerve tissue complaint that limits his mobility.
Real Men Talk decided they wanted to surprise Ryan with a new mobility scooter from Ableworld and raised £1,000.
Ableworld, on Farndon Road, decided to give 20% extra to their fundraising to make £1,200.
It was arranged for Ryan to visit the store with Real Men Talk for a surprise presentation.
Store manager Georgie said Ryan was completely overwhelmed by the kindness of Ableworld and Real Men Talk.
“At one point all four of the men were in tears. It was very humbling to see and I loved working with Real Men Talk to make this happen,” she said.
“It’s the first time in a very long time I was able to go to Sainsbury’s on my own,” said Ryan.
“I was telling anybody that would listen to me what Ableworld and my friends at RMT have done for me.”
Ryan chose the Sapphire 2 mobility scooter from Ableworld and has since enjoyed using it.