As previously reported by Island Echo, firefighters were called to Rosemary Lane in Ryde on Tuesday morning when a motorcycle was set on fire in amongst woodland. It later emerged that the vehicle had been stolen overnight.
The owner of the scooter, Sammie Jo Howard, launched an appeal on Facebook to locate her missing pride and joy. Sadly, it soon became apparent from Island Echo’s report that the burnt out shell was in fact the scooter she was looking for.
After reading the story online, Adam Summers of Solent Autopoint got in touch with the editorial team at Island Echo to make contact with the 23-year-old, with a view to helping get her back on the road.
Now, thanks to the generosity of the East Street-based business, Sammie is riding a 2018 Peugeot Kisbee 50cc worth over £1,000. The bike was purchased from another local business – Dave Death Motorcycles in Carisbrooke – and comes complete with 6 month peace-of-mind warranty.
Expressing her appreciation, Sammie has said:
“They [Solent Autopoint] are angels! They’re the nicest people and it has really restored my faith in humanity.
“It will make such a difference to me and I’ll be forever grateful”.
Adam Summers of Solent Autopoint adds:
“Reading Sammie’s story was so sad and we wanted to do something to help a member of our local community.
“The scooter we managed to purchase her was a 2018 Peugeot Kisbee 50cc with low miles and 6 month warranty from Dave Deaths”.
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Solent Autopoint have previously donated a minibus to the Vectis Youth Football Club and helped Suicide Prevention & Intervention IOW source a vehicle, as well as various other sponsorships.