Community helps out former fundraiser

John Roulstone from Banbury MS Society, Ade Vaade, carer, Sandra Hunter, Alison Aydin, Banbury MS Society and David Westbrook from Tramper NNL-160923-153211001
John Roulstone from Banbury MS Society, Ade Vaade, carer, Sandra Hunter, Alison Aydin, Banbury MS Society and David Westbrook from Tramper NNL-160923-153211001
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A former fundraiser for Banbury Carers has had her previous benevolent efforts returned in a gratifying example of karma.

Sandra Hunter, who has been a Multiple Sclerosis sufferer for the past 35 years, desperately needed help raising the funds needed for an all terrain mobility vehicle called the Tramper.

Costing £7,490 the Tramper is a vehicle that provides Sandra with the mobility and freedom she still craves. The new 2016 model will replace the now dilapidated Tramper she has had for the past 15 years.

She said: “I’ve gone miles in this, I go everywhere on it. My next adventure will be to Deddington.”

The new model of Tramper, manufactured by Beamer, has a top speed of eight mph, double that of Sandra’s existing Tramper. It is also fully road legal, with the exception of motorway and dual-carriageways, has independent suspension all-round, lights, indicators and a range of 25 miles plus.

There are currently just over 1500 of the British built Trampers in use in the UK today.

Sandra, from Great Bourton, wrote a letter reaching out to the community for assistance in raising the funds for the Tramper. The response was extremely positive and the new vehicle was made possible by donations from her former employers David Atwell and Maurice Price, The Lions Club of Banbury, Glazpart, Brethertons, Banbury Rotary Club and both the national and local MS Society.

Sandra said: “I want to say a big thank you to Beamer for creating the Tramper. This has given me complete freedom and confidence and has never let me down in the 15 years in all weathers and terrains. Hopefully the next 15 years will be the same.”