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Scooter club members in tribute to founder Steve Woollas


By John Lavery


Grantham Daytrippers Scooter Club outside the Chameleon Bar. Photo: Mike Gaffney
Grantham Daytrippers Scooter Club outside the Chameleon Bar. Photo: Mike Gaffney

Members of Grantham’s Daytrippers Scooter Club were out in force on Sunday to make a special presentation to the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The group were presenting a cheque for £2,073 to the emergency service after raising the money at a Night of Remembrance for founder member Steve Woollas.

Presentation of the cheque.
Presentation of the cheque.

Father-of-three Steve was tragically killed in an industrial accident at Vacu-Lug on July 30 last year, at the age of 49.

Steve was held in such high regard by the members of the Daytrippers club that they decided to hold a night of remembrance for him at the Chameleon Music Bar and Steakhouse on Saturday, April 25.

It was an indication of his popularity, that the event was sold out even before it had been advertised. Around 350 people attended, with music provided by The Paul Gibbard Band and guest DJs.

Mick Lewis, of the Daytrippers, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the event.”

I can’t thank the Daytrippers enough for all they have done.
Sue Woollas

Also at Sunday’s presentation event, club members presented Steve’s mum, Sue Woollas, with a framed picture of her son on his beloved Lambretta.

Sue paid tribute to the club members, saying: “I can’t thank the Daytrippers enough for all they have done.

“Sunday’s presentation was a lovely afternoon and a wonderful tribute to his memory. I was so touched when they presented me with a framed photo of Steve on his scooter.

“The club members have been so good to me and so very supportive. They have done so much to help keep his memory alive.”

Sue Woollas and the picture of her son, Steve.
Sue Woollas and the picture of her son, Steve.

Well-known on the mod scene, Steve was the founder of the Grantham Daytrippers Scooter Club, and was regularly seen out and about aboard his treasured blue Lambretta, “his passion”.

In a fitting and poignant tribute to their friend, club members provided a procession of more than 30 scooters at the front of his funeral cortege last August.



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