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.