MALVERN Rotary Club is doing its bit to make the hills more accessible by donating an off-road mobility scooter.

The scooter, known as a Tramper, was donated by the Francis family, and the club arranged funding to support its commissioning and operating costs.

The Tramper will be based at Cafe H2O at the Wyche Innovation Centre, Upper Colwall.

Cafe manager Debbie Probert said: “We have had a Tramper based here for two years and it has been very popular during that time.

"The availability of a second machine will be very useful during busy times and also allow couples to travel together, which has not been possible up to now."

To enquire about Tramper availability, call the cafe on 01684 252414.

The Rotary Club, with support from Cafe H2O, the Malvern Hills Trust and Land Rover Experience Eastnor, is arranging two Land Rover trips up the Worcestershire Beacon this summer.

These trips are designed for the less-able who are unable to use the Trampers.

The first will be on Tuesday, June 5, and a few places are still available. For further details, call Rotarian Mike Cooke on 01684 541360.

Funding for this venture came from the estate of Malvern resident Mr Stan Hemming, who died in 2016, and was arranged by his niece, Shirley Abbott.

Rotary president Sandy Gibson said: “Stan Hemming loved the Malvern Hills and we are very grateful to his family for supporting this project in his memory."