Two Rotary clubs in Helston have joined together to provide a set of wheels for a mother with mobility problems.

Brian Curtis and Steve Ford, presidents of the Rotary Club of Helston and of Helston-Lizard respectively, provided sizeable donations towards a fundraising campaign set up for 39-year-old Sarah Pike.

Sarah, who lives in Helston with her partner Dave and their three children aged five, seven and 12, was diagnosed with

myalgic encephalomyelitis around ten years ago, following a serious infection on the lower part of her spine two years earlier.

She now uses a wheelchair but has been left effectively housebound, as she cannot manage the steep slope of her driveway and the rough unadopted lane the family lives on, with their home at the bottom of a dip making the town and school up a steep hill in every direction.

Fundraising began for a mobility scooter that would allow Sarah to do the school run and some shopping, getting her outside the four walls of her home and allowing her to be a help to rather than just being, in her words, "a burden."

Thanks to the support of the two clubs, plus a Go Fund Me page and the help of Paul Hocking of Promobility in Trengrouse Way, Sarah now has her mobility scooter.

On hearing of the Rotary support, Sarah said: "This is absolutely fantastic and means I have enough for my scooter, which is going to be absolutely life changing for me and my family.

"I really can't thank everyone that's helped me enough - I can't even begin to put into words how much we appreciate this help."