5/21/2010 05:40:00 pm BenefitScroungingScum 12 Comments

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. 



Unknown said...

Ooh how fabulous! What an amazing stroke of good fortune for you. And I'm really pleased to hear the mattress is arriving so soon.

My GP just offered to contact soc serv to sort out some living aids for me, to cut the risk of injuries if I have a fit but I can't see my landlord ever agreeing to the kind of structural adjustments my rented house would need.

madsadgirl said...

That is absolutely fantastic news, and being able to get the items much sooner than you expected, or hoped, must be wonderful, and goes to show what a lovely bunch bloggers are.

Unknown said...

Now that news truly makes me happy.

alhi said...

Great! The blogging community really does look after their own!

Arienette said...

This needs a big fat thumbs-up 'LIKE' button.
Very very very cool.

saurou said...

Woohoo! :) :) :)

Oh fantastic!!! I am so so thrilled for you!!

Anonymous said...

Glad to hear the news about the mobility scooter and the mattress. Both things will make life easier & it seems to me that that's well overdue. Great news


PS thanks for the card

Dave said...

Excellent news. My mother would be housebound without hers.
Now you can save your spoons for fun times.

Eclipse said...

Long time lurker... just wanted to come out of the woodwork and say that I'm so happy for you. Been reading your story for sometime and its great that your luck has turned! :)

Nemonie said...

Woot!!! That's awesome news. Now you'll just need to bling up your snazzy scooter.

Lankylonglegs said...

That is marvellous news :o)
I'm so chuffed for you, don't forget to let us all know how wonderfully you slept on your nice new mattress, I'm certain you will love it.
Jo x