Arcade pays out for teenager's new wheelchair

PUBLISHED: 17:45 18 August 2014

Kimberley Knubley with CHIPS co-founder Linda Lindsay, Cashino Area Manager Simon Ainge and Golden Gate Venue Manager Rachel Farrell

Kimberley Knubley with CHIPS co-founder Linda Lindsay, Cashino Area Manager Simon Ainge and Golden Gate Venue Manager Rachel Farrell

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A DISABLED teenager has been given a powered wheelchair courtesy of a Weston arcade business, as she prepares to head off to college.

Kimberley Knubley, aged 18, suffers from cerebral palsy and has been given a boost by Golden Gate Family Entertainment Centre in Regent Street.

Its staff and customers have raised money to pay for her new wheelchair, in conjunction with the CHIPS charity.

Kimberley, who lives in Yatton, will start studying at Star College in Gloucestershire this month.

With her old manual wheelchair, it would have been a struggle to live independently.

Simon Ainge, area manager for Cashino who operates the arcade, said: “It’s been a great experience to see how much joy this wheelchair has brought to Kimberley.

“The chair will be a great help to her and will give her the independence that she needs.

“The fundraising effort from all of our staff and customers throughout our estate has been well worth it.”

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