Bid to fund new scooter at Brixworth Country Park

Corey Haseley, 18, from Burton Latimer, is raising money for a new Tramper mobility scooter at Brixworth Country Park and Pitsford Water
Corey Haseley, 18, from Burton Latimer, is raising money for a new Tramper mobility scooter at Brixworth Country Park and Pitsford Water
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A teenager from Burton Latimer has appealed for help in a new fundraising venture to help disabled visitors to a popular county attraction.

Corey Haseley, 18, is trying to raise £7,500 in order to pay for a new Tramper, an off-road mobility scooter for disabled people, at Brixworth Country Park and Pitsford Water.

Corey, who uses a wheelchair, wants everyone to be able to enjoy the park and the reservoir and hopes a new Tramper – to replace an older one which broke down recently – will help.

He said: “I go to Pitsford quite a lot myself. I go in my chair generally but I have used a Tramper before and they are fantastic for disabled people.

“Obviously you can’t have someone push you round the reservoir in a manual chair, it’s just impossible. Pitsford are in great need of a second Tramper.”

Senior countryside ranger Debbie Samwell has welcomed Corey’s support.

She said: “At the moment we have got one Tramper in working condition and available to the public for a small hire charge. But one has been out of order for a while.”

The Tramper is available to disabled people, the elderly or anyone else who wanted to use it, she added.

Corey has come up with a number of ways to raise the money.

He is planning to pack bags at local supermarkets, carry out collections in the street and organise events, including a run-walk-cycle around the perimeter of Pitsford Water.

He has also appealed to local companies to come forward with any donations.

To help, you can log on to his Just Giving page by clicking here or email corey.haseley@virginmedia.com.