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Team passes scooter to Jennie
11:05am Monday 30th September 2013 in News
A BIG-HEARTED gesture from Darlington rugby club has given a new lease of life to one of its biggest fans.
The club has donated a mobility scooter to 69-year-old Jennie Oselton, meaning she can continue to watch the team she has been devoted to for more than 25 years.
Mrs Oselton, whose late husband Terry was a keen rugby player, regularly turns out to see her son, club captain Joe, play at the team’s Blackwell Meadows grounds, despite having suffered with mobility problems for years.
Club chairman Michael Wilkinson presented her with the powered mobility scooter at a recent game between the club and Guisborough.
Mrs Oselton, from Tunstall, North Yorkshire, said: “I’ve been walking with a stick for a while as I have arthritis in my hips. This was a total surprise, I was absolutely amazed and cannot believe it.
“The club is a big part of my life, both of my sons have played for it and since I lost my husband earlier this year, they have been wonderful.
“I really cannot express how I feel about Darlington RFC, they are the best people in the world.”
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