Corby great-gran's scooter joy as mobility experts come to rescue after lockdown 'scumbags' break-in

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Myra had her mobiity scooter stolen back in April two weeks into lockdown

A disabled and isolating Corby gran who had her two mobility scooters stolen from her garage during lockdown has been gifted a replacement by a kind-hearted company.

Due to her underlying medical conditions, Myra Magill had been unable to leave her Llewellyn Court home and she had locked away her scooter awaiting the easing of lockdown restrictions.

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After reading that both scooters that she used to maintain her independence were snatched, Adam Sargeant, the area manager of Eden Mobility in Leicester, and who lives in Kettering, immediately offered to replace the stolen scooter free of charge.

Myra, who is 65 today, said: "I'm so happy. I've got my little bit of independence back. It's absolutely brilliant. I can't thank them enough.

"I've been up to the town and I went down to Lidls on Friday.

"I still say they were scumbags who stole my scooters."

Adam said: "Myra was very happy to receive a new scooter. She offered to purchase it but we said no, it's a donation.

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"She was so grateful and the whole family was there to say thank you and gave us a card. I'm so pleased that we could help.

"Our motto is 'regain your freedom with Eden' and we always try to help. We know how important scooters are to the elderly."

Myra, who has six sons, thirteen grandchildren and six great-grandchildren was supposed to be celebrating her birthday on holiday in Spain this week but due to the pandemic she has had to postpone her trip.

She said: "I was down. I had no scooters and no holiday but now I've got my independence back and I can get out."

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Myra added: "I'm going to keep this scooter in my house, not in my garage, to keep it safe and I've taken out insurance with Eden Mobility."

A spokesman for Eden Mobility said: "When the owners of Eden mobility, Karl Howe and David Hughes, heard Myra's story they were more than happy to help and arranged the donation of a new scooter immediately after lockdown restrictions had been eased.

"Eden Mobility's motto has always been 'Regain your freedom with Eden' and the company was built around helping people.

"Luckily in this instance, thanks to Myra's son Matt's post on Facebook and the quick reaction of area manager Adam Sargeant bringing this to our attention, we have been able to step in and help by donating this scooter.

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Myra and husband Michael should have been on holiday

"Eden Mobility is currently in the process of opening a new store in Corby so we are pleased that we have already been able to a local resident who is in need.

"We would like to wish Myra and her family all the best for the future and we hope that this donation goes some way to making up for loss caused by this terrible theft."

It it hoped that the new Eden Mobilty shop in Corporation Street will open in the late summer- early autumn.

Son Matt, who has been in contact with Adam throughout lockdown, said: "There's no escape from her now. She'll be all over the place.

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"Adam is such a genuine and lovely guy. He's restored my faith in humanity most definitely.

"She's going to be unstoppable."

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