Mobility scooter trek pair arrive in Skegness

John, Carol and Tess meet the RNLI crew a the lifeboat station on Saturday.
John, Carol and Tess meet the RNLI crew a the lifeboat station on Saturday.

A pair of holidaymakers arrived in Skegness on Saturday after they revved up their engines aboard their mobility scooters making their way from Mansfield.

Carol and John Palmer complete with their beloved pet pooch Tess, made it all the way to Langworth near Lincoln before being stopped by the police, they claim.

“We got stopped at Langworth by the police, so we couldn’t go any further which was a big shame, it’s disappointing as we wanted to go all the way,” said John Palmer.

The couple who did the ride out last year, raised for Breast Cancer UK but this year, they have collected money for the RNLI on the way here and after their seven day stay in a caravan at The Grange site in Ingoldmells, they will travel back, ‘hopefully’ all the way.

“We need some hazard lights and signs according to the police, but I don’t know why, we are taxed and insured for the road,” added John.

They will be raising for the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire Air Ambulance on the way back.

So far, the pair who arrived dressed in orange at the RNLI lifeboat station on Saturday, have raised around £300 plus more that was in the buckets.

“Thank you to everyone who has donated, we really appreciate it and both are important charities,” said Carol.

Ray Chapman Coxswain for the RNLI, said about their efforts: “It’s great that people who are not from the area want to support the RNLI and donate money, it is very much appreciated and will go towards the lifeboat.”

On the way home, Carol, John and Yorkshire Terrier Tess will be dressed in yellow to support their next charity.

The pair wish to thank all who have donated, the RNLI and Parkgate Mobility for their support and everyone who has helped.