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Scooter riders rev up for a bash to raise funds for Telford woman

By Deborah Hardiman | Telford entertainment | Published:

Members of a scooter club are revving up for a bash to raise funds for bionic digits for a mother who lost her hand.

Samantha Gibson's entire right hand had to be amputated after she accidentally injured a finger, resulting in severe nerve damage. She now hopes to acquire a robotic replacement so she can return to earning a living as a florist.

The 48-year-old, from Sutton Hill, Telford, has set her sights on a specialist Hero Arm that costs about £10,000.

And the family have so far raised £6,800 towards the Give Sam a Hand appeal with the help of the donation and subsequent sale of a Lambretta bike; a fun day which raised £3,500; and a raffle organised by the Salford Knights Scooter Club which raised £810.

Now Shrewsbury Severnside Lions Scooter Club is helping to organise an entertainment night to help them hit the target.

The event will be at the Lord Hill Hotel, in Abbey Foregate, in Shrewsbury, on November 24.

It will feature Cannock based pop tribute band Marquis Drive and DJ Russ Reeves.

And the organisers are calling on music fans to snap up tickets for the show that will start at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 and are available on 07866 613844 or via the Shrewsbury Severnside Lions Scooter Club Facebook site.

Mrs Gibson's life was turned upside down when a simple act of cleaning up after her cat Cuckoo resulted in damage to the middle finger of her right hand eight years ago and after ongoing issues doctors eventually amputated her hand.

"The tickets for the scooter night are now on sale and we'd love to get a good crowd there. It's set to be a good night with a fab band," she says.

Deborah Hardiman

By Deborah Hardiman
@Deborahh_Star

Senior reporter for the Shropshire Star based out of the head office in Ketley. Covering the Telford area.

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