NEW wheels have been donated to a care home by a Christmas-spirited businessman.

The second-hand mobility scooter was given to Wyndham Manor Care Home for all 68 residents to use by car seller-and-serviceman Malcolm Garraway to give residents their independence back.

"I just wanted to give them a Christmas treat," Malcolm said. "I wanted to get them a scooter, and I could, so I did – simple as that!"

Staff and residents are thrilled with the gift, and Margaret Steele couldn't wait to race about on the new wheels.

"I love it! I'm very happy, and I'm really looking forward to using it," she said, with a big smile on her face.

Care coordinator Audrey Garraway and deputy manager Michelle McAlone were also pleased with the scooter, that can reach speeds of up to 8mph, and made it clear to Margaret that she "can't be doing wheelies or races around the building".

Michelle said: "A lot of the residents don't get out because they don't walk, so this will give them more ability to get out and about, and will give them more independence, which is great."