Thursday 21 September 2017

Dublin businessman praised after servicing Poppy's (9) special trike for free

Poppy Shankey (9) had her trike serviced free of charge by kind hearted businessman Larry O'Driscoll
Poppy Shankey (9) had her trike serviced free of charge by kind hearted businessman Larry O'Driscoll
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

A Walkinstown family, whose daughter has cerebral palsy, have praised a local businessman who serviced her special trike for free.

Poppy Shankey (9) has a trike that she loves to ride since getting it as a birthday present last November.

The family were delighted when Crumlin businessman Larry O’Driscoll, who owns Cyclepower in Crumlin, gave her bike an “NCT” at no charge recently.

“She really, really enjoys being out on her bike – so it was just great,” her delighted mum Sarah Fitzgibbon said.

Mr O’Driscoll has offered to carry out any repairs or maintenance on the trike in future.

The modest businessman said it was a small gesture on his behalf.

“It’s a bit of fun for Poppy. I just thought it was a nice thing to do,” he told the Herald. 

“I understand how the little things in life can give you a tremendous boost and it cost nothing, just a little bit of my time and skill.”

The Shankey-Fitzgibbon family run the Poppy’s Wheels campaign to fundraise for equipment for children with special needs.

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