A MOBILITY store has given a Wirral “celebrity” a helping hand in raising money for charity.
Bell Mobility, in Wallasey, has generously donated one of its vehicles to fundraiser Beverly Macca.
It is the second time Bell Mobility owners John Bird and Michelle Evans have demonstrated their kindness after giving a mobility scooter to a war veteran when his was stolen last year.
Bev – a character played by Del Willdenis – has thousands of followers on Twitter and Facebook and does charitable work for The Katy Holmes Trust, dedicated to raising awareness of paediatric brain tumours in memory of 10-year-old Katy Holmes.
Del, from Wallasey, said: “Michelle was so touched by Katy’s story that she offered a scooter for me to use.
“My alter-ego Bev uses the scooter in her act and most of the events I do are to raise money for the charity.
“Michelle and John are the most wonderful and caring people. Their kindness will help me continue to raise money via Bev’s events.”
In August Katy’s father Dave Holmes will cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End with celebrity designer Jeff Banks to raise money for the trust.
Bev will cover the Lancashire leg on her mobility scooter. She also is supporting Tomorrow’s Women in Birkenhead, which provides a range of services for women.
Del added: “Bev has many followers from the celebrity world – Eamonn Holmes, Colleen Nolan and Denise Welch to name a few. She has also been mentioned on This Morning and Loose Women.
“I created Beverly Macca as not just a character but a complete back story. I created Bev as a bit of a joke, but she has grown beyond expectations.
“The best thing to come from her is being able to help others, not just charities but my many followers on social media. I often get people contacting me telling me their problems and I try to help with a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on.”
Follow Bev on Twitter @beverlymacca1 or go to www.beverlymacca.blogspot.com