I have a spanking, only been used 3 times before, new mobility scooter! For the bargain price of £150. I am a very happy BendyGirl!
Especially as....my new Tempur mattress arrives on Monday. I don't have to pay the VAT so the mattress and scooter come to the price I had thought the mattress alone would be.
To make it even better, the scooter was donated to a local charity shop by a lady who volunteers there. They aren't allowed to accept electrical items so weren't sure what to do with it. My neighbour also volunteers there and got them to keep it for me. The lady who donated the scooter is happy it's going to me, and the money for it is all going towards the day care center for people with dementia. It's all grand.
The only downside is I've had to leave the scooter at the charity shop for now while I get quotes from builders to sort out ramps etc. Unfortunately where my flat is means there's no easy way to do it, but all the money that was being saved for the scooter can be put towards building costs. Expect happy scooter photos when that happens.
Thank you so, so much to everyone who helped me fund raise towards these items. I've been saving for ages but without your help I wouldn't have been able to buy the scooter and mattress for another few months at the least. Even if the building work takes a while I'll have the scooter in time for summer.