Legendary fundraiser Tom Gilzean gifted new mobility wheelchair

Tom Gilzean in his new wheelchair. Picture: Jane Barlow
Tom Gilzean in his new wheelchair. Picture: Jane Barlow
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the Sick Kids Friends Foundation raced to the aid of a legendary Edinburgh war veteran who has raised over £157,000 for charity.

Tom Gilzean, 96, is well known for braving all weathers in his trademark tartan trousers to fundraise on the Capital’s streets, but repairs needed on his trusty electric wheelchair looked set to jeopardise his efforts.

Medical equipment supplier Fast Aid Medical and Mobility gifted him with a top of the range new wheelchair thanks to a call out by the Sick Kids Friends Foundation.

Tom said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Fast Aid has given me this new mobility scooter so I can continue with my fundraising.

“My old one was very worn out and the wheels didn’t do well in the cold weather and would slide about a lot, so I’m really glad to not have that issue anymore.”