Boost for Legion wheelchair service

Chris Collins, left, hands over the van to Matt Fyffe at the Ravenswood club
Chris Collins, left, hands over the van to Matt Fyffe at the Ravenswood club

A wheelchair service for ex-service personnel in the North-east has been given a boost.

Legion Scotland’s Banchory branch committee member Chris Collins has donated a van for use by the organisation’s Wheelchair Fund in Aberdeen, Banff and Kincardine.

Chris, who runs the town’s Continental Cream shop, bought a new vehicle for the business, meaning his Fiat Doblo was surplus to requirements.

He told the Piper: “It has wheelchair and mobility scooter access, so I thought it would be ideal for the transport service the Legion provides in the area.

“I’m delighted to do anything that helps our ex-service people.”

The Wheelchair Fund’s area secretary and wheelchair officer Matt Fyfe was delighted to receive the donation.

He said: “It was very generous of Chris and it will be a great help to me.”

Matt has so far been using his car and a trailer to transport the equipment.

The fund has been running for more than 20 years and delivers electric wheelchairs and mobility scooters to ex-service personnel and collects them for repair.