A thriving Burnham-On-Sea town centre business that provides ‘life-changing’ mobility equipment has celebrated its tenth year of business this month.

Burnham Mobility in Victoria Street sells a wide range of vital mobility aids, including scooters, reclining chairs and wheelchairs, across the area.

Owner Meryl Side, who runs the business with her son Lawrence, invited Alex Turco to cut a celebration cake to mark the occasion.

Alex had opened the business ten years ago when he was the Chairman of Burnham’s Chamber of Trade, and said he was ‘delighted’ to be invited back to hear about the firm’s success.

Meryl said: “We have progressively got busier as people have come to know we are here and rely on the services we provide.”

“Some of the positive feedback we get from customers is heart-warming and is a reminder about how crucial this equipment is,”

“One elderly lady hadn’t been out of her house for three years due to her mobility problems, but we arranged a mobility scooter for her, and it gave her a new lease of life.”

“She’s now able to get out frequently for shopping and to attend social events such as coffee mornings.”

“It’s a very necessary service given the aging population in the area, but we also see many customers from out of the area too because of our positive reputation and the visitors during the holiday season.”