Brian and the Rocky Rollers raise money for QA hospital

Brian West
Brian West

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Fundraiser Brian West is this week’s We Can Do It t-shirt winner because he organised a mobility scooter ride in aid of the Queen Alexandra Hospital’s Rocky Appeal.

It’s the second time he’s organised the ride for an organisation called the Rocky Rollers – a group of people who met on the ride last year and got on so well they formed a social club.

Brian, of Wellington Way, Waterlooville, owns All Mobility, which has stores in Waterlooville and Portchester.

The 69-year-old organised the ride from Waterlooville to Portchester and followed behind the riders in a support van, with spare mobility scooters and other emergency equipment inside it.

He says: ‘Everyone liked it so much last year that I decided to do it again.

‘I’m hoping to make it an annual event now. Next year we want to make it bigger, get some Scouts in to help and maybe have a barbecue.

‘I just provide the support for the group by helping to organise it and following in the van. But they’re the ones who do it.

‘It’s a bit of an adventure for them and they love it.

‘It’s all for a good cause so they feel like they’re doing something useful, which makes it good all round.’

Rocky Rollers meet every Tuesday afternoon for a meal in Waterlooville Community Centre at 2pm. The meal costs £2.

If you’re interested, pop into one of the meetings.