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On Saturday 31 July, Scooter enthusiasts descended on Carey Lodge care home for their annual summer scooter meet up. Members from a range of scooter clubs, including The Buzzards (Leighton Buzzard), Tin Soldiers (Bletchley and MK), The Variants (Dunstable) and Aylesbury Scooter Club, braved the rain and provided residents with a nostalgic ‘blast from the past’.

The popular event was first set up seven years ago by The Fremantle Trust’s Leisure and Lifestyle Manager, Sue Faulkner.

Commenting on the scooter meet up, Sue Faulkner added: “We missed out on hosting this meet up last year, so this event was long-awaited and therefore extra special. Michelle the singer was fabulous as always and residents thoroughly enjoyed admiring the scooters. Despite the rain, a great time was had by all and the scooter clubs have already agreed to return next year!”

The event sparked interest among one resident in particular - Robert Howe, who has a penchant for motorbikes. Sue continued: “This event wasn’t something he was going to miss and he ventured out to spend time admiring the scooters and chatting to the owners, which was such a joy to see.”

As well as admiring the scooters, which are prize possessions for the owners, residents and guests tucked into an afternoon tea in the homes glorious garden and danced the afternoon away to motown entertainment classics performed by singer Michelle Nova.

Frequent visitor and scooter enthusiast from the Leighton Buzzards said: “Apart from 2020, we’ve been coming for the past few years and we absolutely love it. Seeing the joy on the residents faces, is incredibly rewarding – and the cakes are always delicious! We’ll certainly be back next year.”